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diverge (verb) (of lines) go out in different directions from a central point; differ.

Lines diverge if from the same point they go off in different directions. So do paths or roads diverge if they branch off from a point. The spokes of a wheel diverge from the hub. When opinions on a subject differ they diverge. When different people have different opinions on the same point, their opinions diverge. 'Though the twins look alike their tastes and attitudes diverge.' This means, they have different tastes and attitudes.

  • The most important difference between the humans and the other animals is that humans' tastes diverge whereas those of the animals of a species are identical.
  • A single cuisine cannot satisfy all as tastes diverge. Perhaps no two races as even no two persons, like the same things.
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