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verb [no object]
1(of a road, route, or line) separate from another route, especially a main one, and go in a different direction. develop in a different direction:howler and spider monkeys diverged from a common ancestor (of an opinion, theory, approach, etc.) differ markedly:the coverage by the columnists diverged from that in the main news stories (as adjective diverging)studies from different viewpoints yield diverging conclusions deviate from a set course or standard:suddenly he diverged from his text 2 Mathematics (of a series) increase indefinitely as more terms are added.