diverge

When two roads diverge, they split and go in different directions. If your opinion diverges from mine, we do not agree. To diverge means to move apart or be separate.

The poet, Robert Frost, wrote: "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -/ I took the one less traveled by / And that has made all the difference." The word diverge in the poem carries both the meaning of separating and of being apart from the main. As a poet, it was Frost's job to use words properly. Here he does not diverge from this role.

Definitions of diverge
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v move or draw apart

“The two paths diverge here”
Antonyms:
converge
move or draw together at a certain location
Types:
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branch, fork, furcate, ramify, separate
divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
arborise, arborize
branch out like trees
twig
branch out in a twiglike manner
bifurcate
divide into two branches
trifurcate
divide into three
Type of:
move
move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

v extend in a different direction

“The lines start to diverge here”
“Their interests diverged
Antonyms:
converge, meet
be adjacent or come together
adjoin, contact, meet, touch
be in direct physical contact with; make contact
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Types:
divaricate
branch off
bifurcate
split or divide into two

v be at variance with; be out of line with

Synonyms:
depart, deviate, vary
Antonyms:
conform
be similar, be in line with
Types:
aberrate
diverge or deviate from the straight path; produce aberration
aberrate
diverge from the expected
belie, contradict, negate
be in contradiction with
Type of:
differ
be different

v have no limits as a mathematical series

Antonyms:
converge, meet
be adjacent or come together
converge
approach a limit as the number of terms increases without limit
adjoin, contact, meet, touch
be in direct physical contact with; make contact
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Type of:
be
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

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