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
  1. verb
    move or draw apart
    “The two paths diverge here”
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    Antonyms:
    converge
    move or draw together at a certain location
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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
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    move
    move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
  2. verb
    extend in a different direction
    “The lines start to diverge here”
    “Their interests diverged
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    converge, meet
    be adjacent or come together
    adjoin, contact, meet, touch
    be in direct physical contact with; make contact
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    divaricate
    branch off
    bifurcate
    split or divide into two
  3. verb
    be at variance with; be out of line with
    synonyms: depart, deviate, vary
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    conform
    be similar, be in line with
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    aberrate
    diverge or deviate from the straight path; produce aberration
    aberrate
    diverge from the expected
    belie, contradict, negate
    be in contradiction with
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    differ
    be different
  4. verb
    have no limits as a mathematical series
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    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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    be
    have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
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