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diverge

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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divergedi‧verge /daɪˈvɜːdʒ, də- $ -ɜːrdʒ/ verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 1 DIFFERENTif 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.2 if opinions, interests etc diverge, they are different from each otherdiverge from 🔊 Here his views diverged from hers.3 TTif two lines or paths diverge, they separate and go in different directions opp convergedivergence noun [countable, uncountable] 🔊 divergence between the US and Europedivergent adjective 🔊 divergent views
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divergeAt this point in the story, in the fall of 1986, my fortunes and the fortunes of my firm diverge.The agendas of the press and the Republican electorate diverge dramatically during primary season, but not because of ideology.How, he asked, could this be-unless each had diverged from the same ancestor?When two trails diverge in a yellow wood, the one more worn tells you something.In one aspect Kip and I did diverge in our thinking about Los Alamos.But they tend to diverge into two types with respect to the information about features that is thought to be important.For if species identification was the function of the stripes they would have diverged much more in the three cases.diverge fromRussia does not intend to diverge from the United Nations position on this issue.
From Longman Business Dictionarydivergedi‧verge /daɪˈvɜːdʒ, də--ɜːrdʒ/ verb [intransitive]ECONOMICS if two or more rates of interest, unemployment etc diverge, the difference between them becomes largerBusiness cycles in different EU countries currently diverge significantly. compare convergedivergent adjectiveUS stocks had widely divergent performances, with blue chips weakening as many technology issues made gains.divergence noun [uncountable]the divergence between British and continental interest rates→ See Verb table
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Verb table
diverge
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydiverge
he, she, itdiverges
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydiverged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave diverged
he, she, ithas diverged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad diverged
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill diverge
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have diverged
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam diverging
he, she, itis diverging
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you, we, theyare diverging
Past
I, he, she, itwas diverging
you, we, theywere diverging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been diverging
he, she, ithas been diverging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been diverging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be diverging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been diverging
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