Word of the Day: Diverge

di·verge

verb \də-ˈvərj, dī-\

: to split and move out in different directions from a single point

: to be or become different

di·verged  di·verg·ing

Full Definition of DIVERGE

intransitive verb
1
a :  to move or extend in different directions from a common point :  draw apart <diverging roads>

b :  to become or be different in character or form :  differ in opinion

2
:  to turn aside from a path or course :  deviate
3
:  to be mathematically divergent
transitive verb
:  deflect

Examples of DIVERGE

  1. A prism causes rays of light to diverge.
  2. They were close friends in college, but after graduation, their lives diverged.

Origin of DIVERGE

Medieval Latin divergere, from Latin dis- + vergere to incline — more at wrench

First Known Use: 1665
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