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"diverge" in British English

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divergeverb [I]

uk   /ˌdaɪˈvɜːdʒ/  us   /dɪˈvɝːdʒ/
divergent
adjective uk   us   /-ˈvɜː.dʒənt/
They ​hold widely divergent ​opinions on ​controversialissues like ​abortion.
(Definition of diverge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"diverge" in American English

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divergeverb [I]

 us   /dɪˈvɜrdʒ, dɑɪ-/
to go in different ​directions from the same ​point, or to ​become different: The ​tone of the ​finalreport isn’t ​likely to diverge much from the ​earlierreport.
(Definition of diverge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"diverge" in Business English

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divergeverb [I]

uk   us   /daɪˈvɜːdʒ/ ECONOMICS, FINANCE
if ​rates, ​values, or ​amounts diverge, the difference between them ​increases: Tracking ​errors can cause ​funds to diverge slightly from the ​indices they ​follow. diverge ​sharply/widely/significantly
to be very different, or to ​develop in different or unexpected ways: diverge on/about sth Opinions diverge on whether the new ​CEO will be able to ​restore the company's ​reputation and ​profitability. Firms should be ​allowed to diverge from their sector's ​paydeal if two-thirds of ​employees are in favour.
(Definition of diverge from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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