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Definition of "diverge" []

  • To go or extend in different directions from a common point; branch out. (verb-intransitive)
  • To differ, as in opinion or manner. (verb-intransitive)
  • To depart from a set course or norm; deviate. See Synonyms at swerve. (verb-intransitive)
  • Mathematics To fail to approach a limit. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cause (light rays, for example) to diverge; deflect. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "diverge" in a sentence
  • "Strangely, the tracks did not diverge from the ones they had been following."
  • "The Time after the enabling legislation is used to sculpt specific Vested Interest desires, which often diverge from the enabling Polity's understanding of the Regulation."
  • "To go through all of these options, however, would be to diverge from the point of discussion, which is Diamond's paternalistic assumption."