- vt. 合并；使合并；吞没
- vi. 合并；融合
- n. (Merge)人名；(意)梅尔杰
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- merge:  Merge comes from Latin mergere, which meant ‘dive, plunge’ (it was also the source of English emerge , which etymologically means ‘rise out of a liquid’, immerse , and submerge ). Merge was originally used for ‘immerse’ in English too, and the modern meaning ‘combine into one’ did not emerge fully until as recently as the 20th century. It arose from the notion of one thing ‘sinking’ into another and losing its identity; in the 1920s this was applied to two business companies amalgamating, and the general sense ‘combine’ followed from it.
=> emerge, immerse, submerge
- merge (v.)
- 1630s, "to plunge or sink in," from Latin mergere "to dip, dip in, immerse, plunge," probably rhotacized from *mezgo, from PIE *mezg- "to dip, plunge" (cognates: Sanskrit majjati "dives under," Lithuanian mazgoju "to wash"). Legal sense of "absorb an estate, contract, etc. into another" is from 1726. Related: Merged; merging. As a noun, from 1805.
- 1. Like a chameleon, he could merge unobtrusively into the background.
- 2. The rivers merge just north of a vital irrigation system.
- 3. Many companies merge and few demerge.
- 4. Night and day begin to merge.
- 5. The banks are set to merge next year.
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