Definition of diverge
1a : 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 <The friends' lives diverged after graduation.> : differ in opinion <This is where our views diverge.>
2 : to turn aside from a path or course : deviate <diverge from a direct path>
3 mathematics : to be divergent (see divergent 2)
: deflect <diverge a compass needle>
Examples of diverge in a sentence
A prism causes rays of light to diverge.
They were close friends in college, but after graduation, their lives diverged.
Origin and Etymology of diverge
Medieval Latin divergere, from Latin dis- + vergere to incline — more at wrench
First Known Use: 1665
Synonym Discussion of diverge
DIVERGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of diverge for English Language Learners
: to split and move out in different directions from a single point
: to be or become different
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