# diverge

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## di·verge

(dĭ-vûrj′, dī-)
v. di·verged, di·verg·ing, di·verg·es
v.intr.
1. To go or extend in different directions from a common point; branch out: "All modern species diverged from a set of ancestors" (Jennifer Ackerman).
2.
a. To depart from an established pattern or norm; deviate.
b. To be different, as in opinion or manner; differ: Opinions diverged within the government on how to deal with the crisis. See Synonyms at swerve.
3. Mathematics To fail to approach a limit.
v.tr.
To cause (light rays, for example) to diverge; deflect.

[Latin dīvergere : Latin dī-, dis-, apart; see dis- + Latin vergere, to bend; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

## diverge

(daɪˈvɜːdʒ)
vb
1. to separate or cause to separate and go in different directions from a point
2. (intr) to be at variance; differ: our opinions diverge.
3. (intr) to deviate from a prescribed course
4. (Mathematics) (intr) maths (of a series or sequence) to have no limit
[C17: from Medieval Latin dīvergere, from Latin di-2 + vergere to turn]

## di•verge

(dɪˈvɜrdʒ, daɪ-)

v. -verged, -verg•ing. v.i.
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. Math. (of a sequence, series, etc.) to have no unique limit.
4. to turn aside or deviate, as from a path, practice, or plan.
v.t.
5. to deflect.
[1655–65; < Medieval Latin dīvergere= Latin dī- di-2 + vergere to incline]
syn: See deviate.

## diverge

Past participle: diverged
Gerund: diverging

Imperative
diverge
diverge
Present
I diverge
you diverge
he/she/it diverges
we diverge
you diverge
they diverge
Preterite
I diverged
you diverged
he/she/it diverged
we diverged
you diverged
they diverged
Present Continuous
I am diverging
you are diverging
he/she/it is diverging
we are diverging
you are diverging
they are diverging
Present Perfect
I have diverged
you have diverged
he/she/it has diverged
we have diverged
you have diverged
they have diverged
Past Continuous
I was diverging
you were diverging
he/she/it was diverging
we were diverging
you were diverging
they were diverging
Past Perfect
Future
I will diverge
you will diverge
he/she/it will diverge
we will diverge
you will diverge
they will diverge
Future Perfect
I will have diverged
you will have diverged
he/she/it will have diverged
we will have diverged
you will have diverged
they will have diverged
Future Continuous
I will be diverging
you will be diverging
he/she/it will be diverging
we will be diverging
you will be diverging
they will be diverging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been diverging
you have been diverging
he/she/it has been diverging
we have been diverging
you have been diverging
they have been diverging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been diverging
you will have been diverging
he/she/it will have been diverging
we will have been diverging
you will have been diverging
they will have been diverging
Past Perfect Continuous
Conditional
I would diverge
you would diverge
he/she/it would diverge
we would diverge
you would diverge
they would diverge
Past Conditional
I would have diverged
you would have diverged
he/she/it would have diverged
we would have diverged
you would have diverged
they would have diverged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Verb 1 diverge - move or draw apart; "The two paths diverge here"furcate, branch, fork, ramify, separate - divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; "The road forks"move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"converge - move or draw together at a certain location; "The crowd converged on the movie star" 2 diverge - have no limits as a mathematical seriesmath, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangementbe - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"converge, meet - be adjacent or come together; "The lines converge at this point"converge - approach a limit as the number of terms increases without limit 3 diverge - extend in a different direction; "The lines start to diverge here"; "Their interests diverged"divaricate - branch off; "The road divaricates here"bifurcate - split or divide into twoconverge, meet - be adjacent or come together; "The lines converge at this point" 4 diverge - be at variance with; be out of line withaberrate - diverge or deviate from the straight path; produce aberration; "The surfaces of the concave lens may be proportioned so as to aberrate exactly equal to the convex lens"aberrate - diverge from the expected; "The President aberrated from being a perfect gentleman"belie, contradict, negate - be in contradiction withdiffer - be different; "These two tests differ in only one respect"

## diverge

verb
1. The aims of the partners began to diverge.
2. Theory and practice sometimes diverged.
3. a course that diverged from the coastline
4. digress, stray, deviate, digress, ramble, get sidetracked, go off at a tangent, get off the point The manuscripts diverged from the original.

## diverge

verb
1. To separate into branches or branchlike parts:
2. To be unlike or dissimilar:
Idiom: be at variance.
3. To turn away from a prescribed course of action or conduct:
Archaic: err.
4. To turn aside, especially from the main subject in writing or speaking:
Idiom: go off at a tangent.
Translations
يَتَباعَديَنْفَصِل، يَتَفَرَّع
rozbíhat serozcházet se
divergereforgrene siggå i hver sin retning
greinastvera ólíkur
išsiskyrimasnesutampantis
atšķirtiesnesakristnovirzīties
rozbiehať sarozchádzať sa
ayrılmakfarklı olmak

## diverge

[daɪˈvɜːdʒ] VI [roads] → bifurcarse (fig) [opinions] → divergir (from de)

## diverge

[daɪˈvɜːrdʒ] vi
(= become different) [interests, aims] → diverger; [economies] → diverger
to diverge from sth → diverger de qch

## diverge

viabweichen (from von), divergieren (geh, Math); (two things)

## diverge

[daɪˈvɜːdʒ] vidivergere

## diverge

(daiˈvəːdʒ) verb
1. to separate and go in different directions. The roads diverge three kilometres further on.
2. to differ (from someone or something else); to go away (from a standard). This is where our opinions diverge.
diˈvergence noun