merge-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: unite or consolidate separate things into one entity

NOTE: the items merged create a new entity or are completely absorbed into another entity

The two banks merged in 1999. (Double agent)
They are merging resources to design the new business jet.
The playwright decided to merge scenes 3 and 4 in Act 1.
The next example shows how cells can be merged with their neighbors.
Vendor code must be imported and merged with the previously imported vendor release.
These answers are then merged with a report template and a standard report is created.

VerbNet: mix-22.1-1-1
FrameNet: Cause_to_amalgamate, Amalgamation
PropBank: merge.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3

Sense Number 2: be partially absorbed into another entity

NOTE: the items merging retain some of their original existence (ex, the sea does not completely disappear) merging often occurs at the boundaries of the items; distinctions between items are lost

Notice how the yellows merge slowly into oranges and reds in this painting.
The sea merged into the silvery horizon.
The traffic on Route 1 merges with the the southbound commuter traffic.
Then that border shifted, the land merged with the sea.
Lengths and spacing created distinct colorized pixels that merged into waves of images. (the interpretation being that the pixels seem to blur into each other with the resulting effect being the waves of images)
All of their songs kinda merged into one, once you'd heard the first one you'd heard them all.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Amalgamation
PropBank: merge.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2