verb \də-ˈvərj, dī-\
: to split and move out in different directions from a single point
Full Definition of DIVERGE
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
: to turn aside from a path or course : deviate
: to be mathematically divergent
Examples of DIVERGE
- A prism causes rays of light to diverge.
- 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