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English verb: diverge

1. diverge (motion) move or draw apart

SamplesThe two paths diverge here.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)move

Narrower (hyponym)branch, fork, furcate, ramify, separate


2. diverge (stative) have no limits as a mathematical series

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)be

Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths

Antonymsconverge, converge, meet

3. diverge (stative) extend in a different direction

SamplesThe lines start to diverge here.
Their interests diverged.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Narrower (hyponym)bifurcate, divaricate

Antonymsconverge, meet

4. diverge (stative) be at variance with; be out of line with

Synonymsdepart, deviate, vary

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)differ

Narrower (hyponym)aberrate, aberrate, belie, contradict, negate


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