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diverge

verb [I]     /ˌdaɪˈvɜːdʒ/ US  /dɪˈvɝːdʒ/
to follow a different direction, or to be or become different: They walked along the road together until they reached the village, but then their paths diverged. Although the two organizations have worked together for many years, their objectives have diverged recently. → Opposite convergeBeing and appearing different divergent     /-ˈvɜː.dʒənt/ adjective They hold widely divergent opinions on controversial issues like abortion.Different and difference
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