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diverge

[ dih-vurj, dahy- ]
/ d瑟藞v蓽rd蕭, da瑟- /
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verb (used without object), di路verged, di路verg路ing.
to move, lie, or extend in different directions from a common point; branch off.
to differ in opinion, character, form, etc.; deviate.
Mathematics. (of a sequence, series, etc.) to have no unique limit; to have infinity as a limit.
to turn aside or deviate, as from a path, practice, or plan.
verb (used with object), di路verged, di路verg路ing.
to deflect or turn aside.
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Origin of diverge

1655鈥65; <Medieval Latin d墨vergere, equivalent to Latin d墨- di-2 + vergere 鈥渢o incline鈥

synonym study for diverge

4. See deviate.

OTHER WORDS FROM diverge

non路di路verg路ing, adjectiveun路di路verg路ing, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH diverge

1. digress, diverge 2. diverge , diverse
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British Dictionary definitions for diverge

diverge
/ (da瑟藞v蓽藧d蕭) /

verb
to separate or cause to separate and go in different directions from a point
(intr) to be at variance; differour opinions diverge
(intr) to deviate from a prescribed course
(intr) maths (of a series or sequence) to have no limit

Word Origin for diverge

C17: from Medieval Latin d墨vergere, from Latin di- 虏 + vergere to turn
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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