di·verge [dih-vurj, dahy-]
verb (used without object)
1. to move, lie, or extend in different directions from a common point; branch off.
2. to differ in opinion, character, form, etc.; deviate.
3. Mathematics. (of a sequence, series, etc.) to have no unique limit; to have infinity as a limit.
4. to turn aside or deviate, as from a path, practice, or plan.
verb (used with object)
5. to deflect or turn aside.
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veer, deviate, stray, radiate, differ, dissent, disagree, vary, fork, swerve, depart, divide, separate, bifurcate, divagate, spread, digress, part, split, branch
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1. separate, deviate, fork.
4. See deviate.
Origin: 1655–65; < Medieval Latin divergere, equivalent to Latin di- di- + vergere to incline
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR DIVERGE
Earnings reports in recent days have shown how retailers’ fortunes have diverged in the pandemic.
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“All of the models start to diverge around the middle of the century, depending on what path we set ourselves on,” Barnard said.
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The two approaches diverged substantially in philosophy and implementation.
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The researchers estimate that the tuatara and their ancestors diverged from snakes and lizards about 250 million years ago, meaning the group predates even the oldest dinosaurs.
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