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DIVERGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does diverge mean? 

DIVERGE (verb)
  The verb DIVERGE has 4 senses:

1. move or draw apart
2. have no limits as a mathematical series
3. extend in a different direction
4. be at variance with; be out of line with

  Familiarity information: DIVERGE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIVERGE (verb)


Sense 1diverge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move or draw apart

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

The two paths diverge here

Hypernyms (to "diverge" is one way to...):

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "diverge"):

branch; fork; furcate; ramify; separate (divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Antonym:

converge (move or draw together at a certain location)


Sense 2diverge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have no limits as a mathematical series

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Hypernyms (to "diverge" is one way to...):

be (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun))

Domain category:

math; mathematics; maths (a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Antonym:

converge (be adjacent or come together)

converge (approach a limit as the number of terms increases without limit)


Sense 3diverge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Extend in a different direction

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context examples:

The lines start to diverge here / Their interests diverged

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "diverge"):

divaricate (branch off)

bifurcate (split or divide into two)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Antonym:

converge (be adjacent or come together)


Sense 4diverge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be at variance with; be out of line with

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

deviate; depart; vary; diverge

Hypernyms (to "diverge" is one way to...):

differ (be different)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "diverge"):

aberrate (diverge or deviate from the straight path; produce aberration)

aberrate (diverge from the expected)

belie; contradict; negate (be in contradiction with)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


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