converge vs meet what difference

what is difference between converge and meet

English

Etymology

From convergere, from con- (together) + vergere (to bend).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kən.ˈvɜːdʒ/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(r)dʒ

Verb

converge (third-person singular simple present converges, present participle converging, simple past and past participle converged)

  1. (intransitive) Of two or more entities, to approach each other; to get closer and closer.
    • 1785, Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia
      The mountains converge into a single ridge.
  2. (intransitive, mathematics) Of a sequence, to have a limit.
  3. (intransitive, computing) Of an iterative process, to reach a stable end point.

Antonyms

  • diverge

Derived terms

  • convergence
  • convergent

Related terms

  • divergence

Translations

Anagrams

  • Congreve

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kɔ̃.vɛʁʒ/

Verb

converge

  1. first-person singular present indicative of converger
  2. third-person singular present indicative of converger
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of converger
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of converger
  5. second-person singular imperative of converger

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /konˈvɛr.d͡ʒe/
  • Rhymes: -ɛrdʒe

Verb

converge

  1. third-person singular present indicative of convergere

Latin

Verb

converge

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of convergō

Romanian

Etymology

From French converger, from Latin convergere.

Verb

a converge (third-person singular present converge, past participle convers3rd conj.

  1. to converge

Conjugation


Spanish

Verb

converge

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of convergir.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of convergir.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of convergir.


English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: mēt, IPA(key): /miːt/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /mit/
  • Rhymes: -iːt
  • Homophones: meat, mete

Etymology 1

From Middle English meten, from Old English mētan (to meet, find, find out, fall in with, encounter, obtain), from Proto-West Germanic *mōtijan (to meet), from Proto-Germanic *mōtijaną (to meet), from Proto-Indo-European *meh₂d- (to come, meet).

Verb

meet (third-person singular simple present meets, present participle meeting, simple past and past participle met)

  1. To make contact (with) while in proximity.
    1. To come face to face with by accident; to encounter.
    2. To come face to face with someone by arrangement.
    3. To get acquainted with someone.
      • Captain Edward Carlisle [] felt a curious sensation of helplessness seize upon him as he met her steady gaze, []; he could not tell what this prisoner might do. He cursed the fate which had assigned such a duty, cursed especially that fate which forced a gallant soldier to meet so superb a woman as this under handicap so hard.
  2. (Of groups) To come together.
    1. To gather for a formal or social discussion; to hold a meeting.
      • At half-past nine on this Saturday evening, the parlour of the Salutation Inn, High Holborn, contained most of its customary visitors. [] In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitués, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass.
    2. To come together in conflict.
    3. (sports) To play a match.
  3. To make physical or perceptual contact.
    1. To converge and finally touch or intersect.
      • Captain Edward Carlisle, soldier as he was, martinet as he was, felt a curious sensation of helplessness seize upon him as he met her steady gaze, her alluring smile; he could not tell what this prisoner might do.
    2. To touch or hit something while moving.
    3. To adjoin, be physically touching.
    4. (transitive) To respond to (an argument etc.) with something equally convincing; to refute.
      He met every objection to the trip with another reason I should go.
  4. To satisfy; to comply with.
  5. (intransitive) To balance or come out correct.
    • 1967, Northern Ireland. Parliament. House of Commons, Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) House of Commons Official Report
      In this instance he has chosen an accountant. I suppose that it will be possible for an accountant to make the figures meet.
  6. To perceive; to come to a knowledge of; to have personal acquaintance with; to experience; to suffer.
  7. To be mixed with, to be combined with aspects of.
    • 1991, Stephen Fry, The Liar, p. 28:
      ‘I’m planning a sort of fabliau comparing this place with a fascist state,’ said Sampson, ‘sort of Animal Farm meets Arturo Ui…’
Usage notes

In the sense “come face to face with someone by arrangement”, meet is sometimes used with the preposition with. Nonetheless, some state that as a transitive verb in the context “to come together by chance or arrangement”, meet (as in meet (someone)) does not require a preposition between verb and object; the phrase meet with (someone) is deemed incorrect. See also meet with.

Derived terms
Translations

Noun

meet (plural meets)

  1. (sports) A sports competition, especially for track and field or swimming.
  2. (hunting) A gathering of riders, horses and hounds for foxhunting; a field meet for hunting.
  3. (rail transport) A meeting of two trains in opposite directions on a single track, when one is put into a siding to let the other cross.
    Antonym: pass
  4. (informal) A meeting.
  5. (algebra) The greatest lower bound, an operation between pairs of elements in a lattice, denoted by the symbol ∧.
    Antonym: join
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Middle English mete, imete, from Old English ġemǣte (suitable, having the same measurements), from the Proto-Germanic *gamētijaz, *mētiz (reasonable; estimable) (cognate with Dutch meten (measure), German gemäß (suitable) etc.), itself from collective prefix *ga- + Proto-Indo-European *med- (to measure).

Alternative forms

  • mete (obsolete)

Adjective

meet (comparative meeter, superlative meetest)

  1. (archaic) Suitable; right; proper.
Derived terms
  • meetly
  • meetness
  • unmeet
  • helpmeet
Translations

References

  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “meet”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
  • meet at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • Teme, etem, mete, teem, teme

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /meːt/
  • Hyphenation: meet
  • Rhymes: -eːt

Etymology 1

From Latin mēta.

Noun

meet f (plural meten, diminutive meetje n)

  1. The finish line in a competition

Etymology 2

Verb

meet

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of meten
  2. imperative of meten

Anagrams

  • mete

Latin

Verb

meet

  1. third-person singular present active subjunctive of meō

Middle English

Noun

meet

  1. Alternative form of mete (food)

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