There are 2 definitions of divine in English:

divine1

Syllabification: di·vine
Pronunciation: /diˈvīn
 
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adjective (diviner, divinest)

  • 1Of, from, or like God or a god: heroes with divine powers paintings of shipwrecks being prevented by divine intervention
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    • Evidently this was the limit imposed by divine providence upon that sort of folly.
    • I wandered about in my swimming costume for a bit hoping for divine intervention.
    • York City's push for back to back wins was unhinged by divine intervention.
    Synonyms
    godly, angelic, seraphic, saintly, beatific; heavenly, celestial, supernal, holy
  • 1.1Devoted to God; sacred: divine liturgy
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    • Any authority will do, any divine mission, any sacred fatherland or revolution.
    • Doni insists, nonetheless, that Michelangelo's voluptuous simulations of sacred bodies are potentially divine in origin.
    • Strokes of the script gain a rhythmic and ritualistic hue as Raju creates divine and sacred forms with them.
    Synonyms
    religious, holy, sacred, sanctified, consecrated, blessed, devotional
  • 2 informal dated Excellent; delightful: that succulent clementine tasted divine he had the most divine smile
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    • In the wings, the divine Edwina smiled on serenely.
    • They weren't laws that came from some fair or divine place.
    • Evidently, his divine brilliance is too great for mere mortals.

noun

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  • 2 (the Divine) Providence or God.
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    • After all, the Divine is an all-encompassing entity.
    • This is how we are made in the image of the Divine.
    • After all, the Divine made you the way that They wanted.

Derivatives

divinely

adverb
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  • The Ten Commandments are recognized by Judaism, Christianity, and Islam alike as divinely given.
  • Christ and his followers will then return to a divinely refurbished earth for a thousand-year reign of peace and love.
  • The batter on this large appetizer portion was divinely light, thin and textured as it clung to the melt-in-your-mouth squid.

divineness

noun
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  • This is what gives the relationship, the shape of enduring divineness.
  • It makes room for some of that divineness to enter.
  • A blue mist swept through the room, but in the blink of an eye, it was gone, leaving nothing in its wake but a feeling of divineness.

Origin

late Middle English: via Old French from Latin divinus, from divus 'godlike' (related to deus 'god').

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There are 2 definitions of divine in English:

divine2

Syllabification: di·vine
Pronunciation: /
 
diˈvīn/

verb

[with object]
  • 1Discover (something) by guesswork or intuition: his brother usually divined his ulterior motives [with clause]: they had divined that he was a fake
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    • The reader is not supposed to have to divine the meaning that lies behind the ramblings and jottings of the writer.
    • Chen, the temple's caretaker, spent months divining what images, scenes and poems should canopy worshippers.
    • I hadn't correctly divined your attitude towards your tenants.
    Synonyms
    guess, surmise, conjecture, deduce, infer; discern, intuit, perceive, recognize, see, realize, appreciate, understand, grasp, comprehend
    informal figure (out), savvy
  • 1.1Have supernatural or magical insight into (future events): frauds who claimed to divine the future in chickens' entrails
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    • Once this meaning or purpose has been divined, then the past, present, and future can be seen as conforming to some kind of structure or shape.
    • Do Warren and Pearson suggest that lenders are clairvoyants who can divine what direction prices will take in future years?
    • And from this alleged mutter, trained exegetes in the press are now divining the entire political infrastructure of the Vatican.
    Synonyms
  • 1.2Discover (water) by dowsing.
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    • Dowsing and divining water is the subject of the club's talk today.
    • Talking of which, I discovered a talent yesterday I didn't know I had… water divining!
    • The only way to get a really good signal is to wander around with the antenna stretched out, as if you're divining for water.

Derivatives

diviner

noun
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  • Every decision surrounding the production was made after Norbu carefully consulted with yogis, oracles and diviners.
  • A number of people are recognized as clairvoyants and diviners, working sometimes within and sometimes outside the Christian churches.
  • They ask soothsayers and diviners to find out the cause of problems and to suggest remedies.
Synonyms
fortune teller, clairvoyant, psychic, seer, soothsayer, prognosticator, prophesier, oracle, sibyl, crystal-gazer

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French deviner 'predict', from Latin divinare, from divinus (see divine1).

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