verb (diverged; diverging) Etymology: Medieval Latin divergere, from Latin dis- + vergere to incline — more at wrench Date: 1665 intransitive verb 1. a. 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 ; differ in opinion 2. to turn aside from a path or course ; deviate 3. to be mathematically divergent transitive verb deflect Synonyms: see swerve

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