- 1 [intransitive] to separate and go in different directions The parallel lines appear to diverge. We went through high school and college together, but then our paths diverged. diverge from something The coastal road diverges from the freeway just north of Santa Monica. Many species have diverged from a single ancestor.
- 2[intransitive] diverge (from something) (formal) (of opinions, views, etc.) to be different Opinions diverge greatly on this issue.
- 3[intransitive] diverge from something to be or become different from what is expected, planned, etc. to diverge from the norm He diverged from established procedure. opposite converge
NAmE//dəˈvərdʒ//, NAmE//daɪˈvərdʒ//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they diverge
he / she / it diverges
past simple diverged
-ing form diverging
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NAmE//dəˈvərdʒəns//, NAmE//daɪˈvərdʒəns//noun [countable, uncountable] a wide divergence of opinion
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NAmE//dəˈvərdʒənt//, NAmE//daɪˈvərdʒənt//adjective divergent paths/opinions