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Synonyms for diverge
dɪˈvɜrdʒ, daɪ-di·verge

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  1. divergeverb


  2. divergeverb


  3. divergeverb

    Both stories start out the same way, but they diverge halfway through.


  4. divergeverb

    The sidewalk runs next to the street for a few miles, then diverges from it and turns north.


  5. divergeverb

    The software is pretty good, except for a few cases where its behavior diverges from user expectations.


  6. divergeverb

    The sequence diverges to infinity: that is, it increases without bound.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. diverge

    In some cases a thing is spoken of as bent where the parts make an angle; but oftener to bend is understood to be to draw to or through a curve; as, to bend a bow. To submit or yield is to bend the mind humbly to another's wishes. To incline or influence is to bend another's wishes toward our own; to persuade is to draw them quite over. To warp is to bend silently through the whole fiber, as a board in the sun. To crook is to bend irregularly, as a crooked stick. Deflect, deviate, and diverge are said of any turning away; deviate commonly of a slight and gradual movement, diverge of a more sharp and decided one. To bias is to cut across the texture, or incline to one side; in figurative use always with an unfavorable import. Mold is a stronger work than bend; we may bend by a superior force that which still resists the constraint; as, a bent bow; we mold something plastic entirely to some desired form.

    bend, bias, bow, crook, curve, deflect, deviate, incline, influence, mold, persuade, stoop, submit, turn, twine, twist, warp, yield

Princeton's WordNet

  1. divergeverb

    move or draw apart

    "The two paths diverge here"

    deviate, vary, depart

    converge, meet

  2. divergeverb

    have no limits as a mathematical series

    deviate, vary, depart

    meet, converge

  3. divergeverb

    extend in a different direction

    "The lines start to diverge here"; "Their interests diverged"

    deviate, vary, depart

    converge, meet

  4. deviate, vary, diverge, departverb

    be at variance with; be out of line with

    go, alter, quit, variegate, motley, sidetrack, divert, take leave, go away, start out, take off, vary, change, part, start, set off, digress, depart, pull up stakes, straggle, set forth, leave, set out, deviate

    converge, meet

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. divergeverb

    radiate, tend from one point in different directions

  2. divergeverb

    divaricate, separate, branch off

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "diverge":

    differ, deviate, diverged

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How to use diverge in a sentence?

  1. Silvio Inzucchi:

    The event curves begin to diverge almost on day one, there seems to be something about this medication that has a very early impact.

  2. Victoria Spartz:

    I also care deeply about people's lives -- the lives of ordinary Ukrainians and the brave Ukrainian military. I can not let them down even if that means saying unpopular truths that offend the politicians or diverge from the popular narrative of the day, i will never give up or give in, and I will do everything I can to see a united Ukraine and a defeated Vladimir Putin.

  3. Samuel Butler:

    Truth is generally kindness, but where the two diverge and collide, kindness should override truth.

  4. Stephen Lee:

    We will see export growth increasingly diverge between the U.S. and non-U.S. economies amid high volatility in headline numbers.

  5. Mairead McGuinness:

    The United Kingdom intention to diverge requires a case-by-case discussion in each area. Equivalence and divergence are polar opposites, i am optimistic that over time, through cooperation and trust, we will build a stable and balanced relationship with our UK friends.

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