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Meaning of “divine” in the English Dictionary

"divine" in British English

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divineadjective

uk   us   /dɪˈvaɪn/
  • divine adjective (GOD-LIKE)

connected with a ​god, or like a ​god: Some ​fansseem to ​regard the ​players as divine ​beings. divine ​intervention (= ​help from ​God) Just because you've been ​promoted that doesn't give you a divine right (= one like that of a ​god) to ​tell us all what to do.
divinely
adverb uk   us   /-li/

divineverb

uk   us   /dɪˈvaɪn/ formal
(Definition of divine from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"divine" in American English

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divineadjective

 us   /dɪˈvɑɪn/
  • divine adjective (GODLIKE)

[not gradable] connected with or like ​God or a ​god: divine ​love
  • divine adjective (VERY GOOD)

infml extremely good or ​pleasing: The ​dessert was ​simply divine.
divinely
adverb [not gradable]  us   /dɪˈvɑɪn·li/
divinely ​inspiredtruth
divinely
adverb  us   /dɪˈvɑɪn·li/
infml She ​sings divinely.

divineverb [T]

 us   /dɪˈvɑɪn/
  • divine verb [T] (GUESS)

to ​guess something, or to ​discover something without being told about it: [+ that clause] I divined from his ​grimexpression that the ​news was ​bad.
(Definition of divine from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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