diverge

  • 1 diverge — di‧verge [daɪˈvɜːdʒ, d ǁ ɜːrdʒ] verb [intransitive] ECONOMICS if two or more rates of interest, unemployment etc diverge, the difference between them becomes larger: • Business cycles in different EU countries currently diverge significantly.… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 diverge — DIVÉRGE, pers. 3 divérge, vb. III. intranz. (Despre linii geometrice, razele unui fascicul etc.) A se îndepărta, a se răsfira dintr un punct comun în direcţii diferite. – Din fr. diverger, lat. divergere. Trimis de LauraGellner, 18.06.2004. Sursa …

    Dicționar Român

  • 3 diverge — [dī vʉrj′; ] also [ divʉrj′] vi. diverged, diverging [ML divergere (for LL devergere) < L dis , apart + vergere, to turn: see VERGE2] 1. to go or move in different directions from a common point or from each other; branch off [paths that… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Diverge — Di*verge , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Diverged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Diverging}.] [L. di = dis + vergere to bend, incline. See {Verge}.] 1. To extend from a common point in different directions; to tend from one point and recede from each other; to tend… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 diverge — [v1] go in different directions bend, bifurcate, branch, branch off, depart, deviate, digress, divagate, divaricate, divide, excurse, fork, part, radiate, ramble, separate, split, spread, stray, swerve, veer, wander; concepts 195,738 Ant. agree,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 diverge — ► VERB 1) (of a road, route, or line) separate from another route and go in a different direction. 2) (of an opinion or approach) differ. 3) (diverge from) depart from (a set course or standard). DERIVATIVES divergence noun diverging adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 diverge — index bifurcate, change, depart, deploy, detour, deviate, dichotomize, digress, disaccord …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 diverge — 1660s, from Mod.L. divergere go in different directions, from dis apart (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + vergere to bend, turn (see VERGE (Cf. verge) (v.)). Originally a term in optics; the figurative sense is 19c. Related: Diverged; diverging …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 diverge — *swerve, veer, deviate, depart, digress Analogous words: *differ, disagree, vary: divide, part, *separate Antonyms: converge (as paths, roads, times): conform (as customs, habits, practices) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 diverge — [[t]daɪvɜ͟ː(r)ʤ, AM dɪ [/t]] diverges, diverging, diverged 1) V RECIP If one thing diverges from another similar thing, the first thing becomes different from the second or develops differently from it. You can also say that two things diverge.… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 diverge — UK [daɪˈvɜː(r)dʒ] / US [daɪˈvɜrdʒ] verb [intransitive] Word forms diverge : present tense I/you/we/they diverge he/she/it diverges present participle diverging past tense diverged past participle diverged 1) to start to go in separate directions… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 diverge — di|verge [daıˈvə:dʒ, dı US ə:rdʒ] v [Date: 1600 1700; : Medieval Latin; Origin: divergere, from [i]Latin vergere to lean ] 1.) if similar things diverge, they develop in different ways and so are no longer similar ▪ The two species diverged… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 diverge — di|verge [ daı vɜrdʒ ] verb intransitive 1. ) to start to go in separate directions: The two roads diverge at the entrance to the woods. 2. ) to develop and become different after being the same: diverge from: Their views on foreign policy… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 diverge — v. (D; intr.) to diverge from * * * [daɪ vɜːdʒ] (D; intr.) to diverge from …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 diverge — verb (I) 1 if two lines or paths diverge, they go in different directions 2 if two things diverge, they become different although they used to be the same: Our business interests diverged and we had to sell the company. opposite converge …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 diverge — [daɪˈvɜːdʒ] verb [I] 1) to go in separate directions The two roads diverge at the entrance to the woods.[/ex] 2) to develop and become different after being the same He was prepared to diverge from established policies.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 17 diverge — verb /daɪˈvɜːdʒ/ a) To run apart; to separate; to tend into different directions. Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, / And sorry I could not travel both / b) To become …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 diverge — verb ADVERB ▪ considerably, dramatically, sharply, significantly, widely ▪ slightly ▪ rapidly PREPOSITION …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 diverge — Synonyms and related words: aberrate, agree to disagree, alter, ameliorate, angle, angle off, be changed, be converted into, be distinct, be distinguished, be renewed, bear off, bend, bestrew, bias, bottom out, branch off, branch out, break,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 diverge —  When two things diverge, they move farther apart (just as when they converge they come together). It is not a word that should be applied freely to any difference of opinion, but only to those in which a rift is widening …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors