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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.
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divagate

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

verb
To turn aside, especially from the main subject in writing or speaking:
Idiom: go off at a tangent.
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Let us be set down at Queen's Crawley without further divagation, and see how Miss Rebecca Sharp speeds there.
At almost 700 pages long, with a vast cast of characters both human and mythical, and with a plot whose labyrinthine divagations are dizzyingly complex, it's not an easy novel, but then that's not why people read Marlon James.
Well, I didn't hear the half of it, but the little that was offered to me reminded me that there was in that location one of the most poignant divagations of humanity.
The topics explored by Simon's pensive divagations are varied, including a departed friend, a novel by the Japanese writer Haruki Murakami, and a painting, to name just a few; and the seeming lack of narrative cohesion that ensues from that eclectic collection of topics presents an undeniable challenge for readers.
It can be traced in part through her stylistic divagations, from reminiscences of Picasso's blue period (Woman in Blue, before 1919) through something resembling Art Deco (Semi-Nude Before a Prickly Pear, 1922-23; Portrait of Hildegard Heise, 1927), from echoes of the quattrocento as mediated, probably, by the early-nineteenth-century Nazarenes (Bertha in a Frame of the Sacred Heart, ca.
An inconsistent anti-psychological realism (Edwards and Taliaferro Baszile, 2016) is the default mode of Houellebecq's novels in which essayistic divagations, apothegmatic statements and para-literary exposition cohere within a superficial frame of realist account.
Likewise, for Corde's sister Elfrida, Chicago is enough to replace the philosophical divagations of Proust or Freud, Krafft-Ebing, Balzac or Aristophanes.
Avec ce choix particulier de temporalite, le romancier impose un rythme tres lent a son recit qui prend des allures de huis clos psychologique ou la description des souffrances de ce vieux couple, coince [beaucoup moins que] entre les divagations et les non-dits [beaucoup plus grand que] donnera au roman ses pages les plus emouvantes.
For reason, not inexperienced in these waters, fearing neither the threats of the waves nor divagations nor the Syrtes nor rocks, shall speed our course: indeed she finds it sweeter to exercise her skill in the hidden straits of the ocean of divinity (in abditis divini oceani) than idly to bask in smooth and open waters, where she cannot display her power.
Divagations, Barbara Johnson (trad.), Cambridge, Harvard University Press.
De ce fait, tout se passe comme si l'Afrique reelle etait moins celle que decrivent les "africanistes" et qui se caracterise par une volonte d'autarcie et d'enfermement sur soi que l'espace ouvert et sans cesse en mutation dans lequel s'inscrivent les tenants de la litterature-monde; comme si la dynamique transnationale, loin d'etre portee par les divagations d'une diaspora occidentalisee, participait en realite de la veritable tradition africaine.