Definition of diverge:
- To differ from a typical form; to vary from a normal condition; to dissent from a creed or position generally held or taken.
- To extend from a common point in different directions; to tend from one point and recede from each other; to tend to spread apart; to turn aside or deviate ( as from a given direction); -- opposed to converge; as, rays of light diverge as they proceed from the sun.
set forth, bias, ramble, divert, persuade, mold, sidetrack, branch, alter, deviate, set off, approach, bifurcate, twine, quit, take leave, set out, take off, motley, swerve, twist, part, leave, start out, submit, divagate, influence, same, divide, err, crook, variegate, start, ramify, subdivide, warp, correct, curve, turn, bend, depart, bow, incline, branch off, fork, stoop, go away, yield, pull up stakes, disagree, straggle, go, vary.
- loosen (part of speech: verb)
- deviate (part of speech: verb)
- scatter (part of speech: verb)
- vary (part of speech: verb)
- deflect (part of speech: verb)
- diverge (part of speech: verb)
- contrast (part of speech: verb)
- "Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror", Richard Linthicum Trumbull White Samuel Fallows.
We have no right, they say, to assume, should we find that a variable species can no longer be made to vary in a certain direction, that it has reached the utmost limit to which it might under more favourable conditions or if more time were allowed be made to diverge from the parent type.- "The Antiquity of Man", Charles Lyell.
- "O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921", Various.