[dih-vurj, dahy-]
verb (used without object), diverged, diverging.
to move, lie, or extend in different directions from a common point; branch off.
to differ in opinion, character, form, etc.; deviate.
Mathematics. (of a sequence, series, etc.) to have no unique limit; to have infinity as a limit.
to turn aside or deviate, as from a path, practice, or plan.
verb (used with object), diverged, diverging.
to deflect or turn aside.

1655–65; < Medieval Latin dīvergere, equivalent to Latin dī- di-2 + vergere to incline

nondiverging, adjective
undiverging, adjective

digress, diverge, diverse.

1. separate, deviate, fork. 4. See deviate.
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diverge (daɪˈvɜːdʒ)
1.  to separate or cause to separate and go in different directions from a point
2.  (intr) to be at variance; differ: our opinions diverge
3.  (intr) to deviate from a prescribed course
4.  (intr) maths (of a series or sequence) to have no limit
[C17: from Medieval Latin dīvergere, from Latin di-² + vergere to turn]

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Word Origin & History

1660s, from L. divergere "go in different directions," from dis- "apart" + vergere "to bend, turn" (see verge (v.)). Originally a term in optics; the figurative sense is 19c. Related: Diverged; diverging.
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Example sentences
They are close relatives that diverged millions of years ago.
Humans and chimps originate from a common ancestor, and scientists believe they
  diverged some six million years ago.
Nobody would expect to read here anything that diverged from the tightly held
  official narrative of events.
And they diverged when they were in their teenage years.
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