[[t]daɪvɜ͟ː(r)ʤ, AM dɪ-[/t]]
diverges, diverging, diverged
1) V-RECIP If one thing diverges from another similar thing, the first thing becomes different from the second or develops differently from it. You can also say that two things diverge.

[V from n] His interests increasingly diverged from those of his colleagues...

[V from n] Scientists believe that man diverged from the apes between 5 and 7 million years ago...

[pl-n V] When the aims of the partners begin to diverge, there's trouble.

2) V-RECIP: no cont If one opinion or idea diverges from another, they contradict each other or are different. You can also say that two opinions or ideas diverge.

[V from n] The view of the Estonian government does not diverge that far from Lipmaa's thinking...

[pl-n V] Needless to say, theory and practice sometimes diverged.

[V-ing] ...the widely diverging ideologies of the two states.

3) V-RECIP If one road, path, or route diverges from another, they lead in different directions after starting from the same place. You can also say that roads, paths, or routes diverge.

[V from n] ...a course that diverged from the Calvert Island coastline...

[pl-n V] Where three roads diverge take the middle branch.


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