August 13th, 2019

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Tuesday word: Digress

Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019

Digress (verb)
di·gress [dih-gres, dahy-]


verb (used without object)
1. to deviate or wander away from the main topic or purpose in speaking or writing; depart from the principal line of argument, plot, study, etc.
2. Archaic. to turn aside.

CAN BE CONFUSED
diverge

RELATED FORMS
di·gress·er, noun
di·gress·ing·ly, adverb
re·di·gress, verb (used without object)

RELATED WORDS
meander, swerve, depart, ramble, veer, drift, divagate, roam, wander

Synonyms
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1. ramble, stray.

SYNONYM STUDY
1. See deviate.

Origin: 1520–30; < Latin digressus, past participle of digredi to go off, depart, digress, equivalent to di- di- + -gredi, combining form of gradi to go; cf. grade

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