# diverge

[ dih-vurj, dahy- ]
/ dɪˈvɜrdʒ, daɪ- /

### verb (used without object), di·verged, di·verg·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·verged, di·verg·ing.

to deflect or turn aside.

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## Origin ofdiverge

1655–65; <Medieval Latin dīvergere, equivalent to Latin dī- di-2 + vergere “to incline”

4. See deviate.

## OTHER WORDS FROM diverge

non·di·verg·ing, adjectiveun·di·verg·ing, adjective

## WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH diverge

1. digress, diverge 2. diverge , diverse

## Words nearby diverge

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## British Dictionary definitions for diverge

diverge
/ (daɪˈvɜːdʒ) /

### 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 dīvergere, from Latin di- ² + vergere to turn
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