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verb as in go in different directions

verb as in be different from; be at odds

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Earnings reports in recent days have shown how retailers’ fortunes have diverged in the pandemic.

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“All of the models start to diverge around the middle of the century, depending on what path we set ourselves on,” Barnard said.

The two approaches diverged substantially in philosophy and implementation.

The researchers estimate that the tuatara and their ancestors diverged from snakes and lizards about 250 million years ago, meaning the group predates even the oldest dinosaurs.

Based on the evolutionary relationship among the 68 coronaviruses, the researchers estimate that the branch of the virus family tree that leads to SARS-CoV-2 diverged from related viruses between 1948 and 1982.

And it is that climax where the book and the film diverge the most, and which will probably upset the most people.

There are too many issues on which his viewpoint and mine diverge.

At this point, their versions of the events diverge dramatically.

What we call “culture” refers to a broad range of concepts and ideas that overlap and diverge at various points.

And not surprisingly, those views diverge dramatically across racial lines.

He pauses, having come to the place where their ways diverge.

From the focus of the earthquake, wave-paths diverge in all directions.

The passages in Homer upon which opinions diverge most are isolated ones, occurring in similes and fragmentary descriptions.

After a period of pure imitation you will begin, at first almost imperceptibly, to diverge into a direction of your own.

The course had been over high pressure-waves and in some places we had to diverge on account of crevasses and—fresh water!


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On this page you'll find 110 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to diverge, such as: deviate, radiate, stray, veer, bend, and bifurcate.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.