verb (used without object), di·verged, di·verg·ing.
verb (used with object), di·verged, di·verg·ing.
Origin of diverge
Examples from the Web for diverge
What we call “culture” refers to a broad range of concepts and ideas that overlap and diverge at various points.How Much Does 'Culture' Matter for 'Inner-City' Poverty?|Jamelle Bouie|March 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The right and left, he contends, diverge not just in opinions but also in thought processes and behavior.
While interests may diverge these days, the U.S.-Israel alliance is incredibly strong—and there is comfort in that.
How difficult was it to structure the season, and how much—if at all—do you diverge from the source material?
And it is here that the interests of the president and his legislative troops may diverge.
Columbids are almost unquestionably monophyletic, and two lines would have had to diverge and then converge.Jaw Musculature of the Mourning and White-winged Doves|Robert L. Merz
From the apex of each cone there diverge towards the base a series of excessively fine stri.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1|Francis Maitland Balfour
The latter had to diverge at that place to leave a letter at the house of a man named Patrick Grady.Post Haste|R.M. Ballantyne
There are generally two to each insect, which diverge somewhat.The Mosaic History of the Creation of the World|Thomas Wood
The course had been over high pressure-waves and in some places we had to diverge on account of crevasses and—fresh water!The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
British Dictionary definitions for diverge
Word Origin for diverge
Word Origin and History for diverge
1660s, from Modern Latin divergere "go in different directions," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + vergere "to bend, turn" (see verge (v.)). Originally a term in optics; the figurative sense is 19c. Related: Diverged; diverging.