|Origin:||divergere, from Latin vergere 'to lean'|
if similar things diverge, they develop in different ways and so are no longer similar:
The two species diverged millions of years ago.
Global growth rates are diverging markedly.
if opinions, interests etc diverge, they are different from each other
Here his views diverged from hers.
if two lines or paths diverge, they separate and go in different directions [≠ converge]
—divergence noun [uncountable and countable]
divergence between the US and Europe