Definition of diverge
- diverging roads
- The friends' lives diverged after graduation.
- This is where our views diverge.
- diverge from a direct path
A prism causes rays of light to diverge.
They were close friends in college, but after graduation, their lives diverged.
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: to split and move out in different directions from a single point
: to be or become different
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