diverge

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. i. separate, branch off, fork; sunder; divaricate, deviate; differ, vary, disagree; veer, swerve; detach; go off at a tangent; radiate.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To move in different directions from the same source]
Syn. radiate, separate, swerve, branch off; see deviate , veer .
2. [To be or become different]
Syn. differ, deviate, conflict, part company; see change 4 , differ 1 .
See Synonym Study at deviate .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. separate come apart, spread, depart, deviate, divide, split, branch off.
2. differ disagree, vary, conflict, oppose, be at odds.
ANT.: 1. converge. 2. agree
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To separate into branches or branchlike parts: bifurcate, branch (out), divide, fork, ramify, subdivide. See PART. 2. To be unlike or dissimilar: differ, disagree, vary. Idiom: be at variance. See SAME. 3. To turn away from a prescribed course of action or conduct: depart, deviate, digress, stray, swerve, veer. Archaic: err. See APPROACH, CORRECT. 4. To turn aside, especially from the main subject in writing or speaking: deviate, digress, divagate, ramble, stray, wander. Idiom: go off at (or on) a tangent. See APPROACH.

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