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di·va·gate

 (dī′və-gāt′, dĭv′ə-)
intr.v. di·va·gat·ed, di·va·gat·ing, di·va·gates
1. To wander or drift about.
2. To ramble; digress.

[Late Latin dīvagārī, dīvagāt- : Latin dī-, dis-, apart; see dis- + Latin vagārī, to wander (from vagus, wandering).]

di′va·ga′tion n.

divagate

(ˈdaɪvəˌɡeɪt)
vb
(intr) rare to digress or wander
[C16: from Latin di-2 + vagārī to wander]
ˌdivaˈgation n

di•va•gate

(ˈdaɪ vəˌgeɪt)

v.i. -gat•ed, -gat•ing.
1. to wander; stray.
2. to digress in speech.
[1590–1600; < Latin dīvagātus, past participle of dīvagārī to wander off =dī- di-2 + vagārī to wander]
di`va•ga′tion, n.

divagate


Past participle: divagated
Gerund: divagating

Imperative
divagate
divagate
Present
I divagate
you divagate
he/she/it divagates
we divagate
you divagate
they divagate
Preterite
I divagated
you divagated
he/she/it divagated
we divagated
you divagated
they divagated
Present Continuous
I am divagating
you are divagating
he/she/it is divagating
we are divagating
you are divagating
they are divagating
Present Perfect
I have divagated
you have divagated
he/she/it has divagated
we have divagated
you have divagated
they have divagated
Past Continuous
I was divagating
you were divagating
he/she/it was divagating
we were divagating
you were divagating
they were divagating
Past Perfect
I had divagated
you had divagated
he/she/it had divagated
we had divagated
you had divagated
they had divagated
Future
I will divagate
you will divagate
he/she/it will divagate
we will divagate
you will divagate
they will divagate
Future Perfect
I will have divagated
you will have divagated
he/she/it will have divagated
we will have divagated
you will have divagated
they will have divagated
Future Continuous
I will be divagating
you will be divagating
he/she/it will be divagating
we will be divagating
you will be divagating
they will be divagating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been divagating
you have been divagating
he/she/it has been divagating
we have been divagating
you have been divagating
they have been divagating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been divagating
you will have been divagating
he/she/it will have been divagating
we will have been divagating
you will have been divagating
they will have been divagating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been divagating
you had been divagating
he/she/it had been divagating
we had been divagating
you had been divagating
they had been divagating
Conditional
I would divagate
you would divagate
he/she/it would divagate
we would divagate
you would divagate
they would divagate
Past Conditional
I would have divagated
you would have divagated
he/she/it would have divagated
we would have divagated
you would have divagated
they would have divagated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.divagate - lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking; "She always digresses when telling a story"; "her mind wanders"; "Don't digress when you give a lecture"
tell - let something be known; "Tell them that you will be late"

divagate

verb
To turn aside, especially from the main subject in writing or speaking:
Idiom: go off at a tangent.
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