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diverge

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of diverge

  1. 1 to change one's course or direction the deer abruptly diverged from its intended path the moment it spied the waiting lynx Synonyms of diverge detour, deviate, turn, sheer, swerve, swing, turn off, veer, wheelWords Related to diverge tack, zigzag; double (back), turn back

  2. 2 to go or move in different directions from a central point at that point the road and the railroad tracks diverge Synonyms of diverge branch (out), separate, divide, fork, part, spreadWords Related to diverge bestrew, break up, broadcast, clear out, disband, dispel, disperse, dissipate, distribute, scatter, sow; distance, recede, retreatNear Antonyms of diverge assemble, gather, meetAntonyms of diverge converge, join

Synonym Discussion of diverge

swerve, veer, deviate, depart, digress, diverge mean to turn aside from a straight course. swerve may suggest a physical, mental, or moral turning away from a given course, often with abruptness.
    • swerved to avoid hitting the dog
veer implies a major change in direction.
    • at that point the path veers to the right
deviate implies a turning from a customary or prescribed course.
    • never deviated from her daily routine
depart suggests a deviation from a traditional or conventional course or type.
    • occasionally departs from his own guidelines
digress applies to a departing from the subject of one's discourse.
    • a professor prone to digress
diverge may equal depart but usually suggests a branching of a main path into two or more leading in different directions.
    • after school their paths diverged


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