Synonyms of 'diverge'
1 separateDictionary, part, split
The aims of the partners began to diverge.
2 conflictDictionary, differ, disagree
Theory and practice sometimes diverged.
3 deviateDictionary, depart, stray
a course that diverged from the coastline
4 digressDictionary, stray, deviate
The manuscripts diverged from the original.
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If ideas, beliefs, or accounts conflict, they are very different from each other and it seems impossible for them to exist together or to each be true.
He held firm opinions which sometimes conflicted with my own.
If you depart from a traditional, accepted, or agreed way of doing something, you do it in a different or unexpected way.
It takes a brave cook to depart radically from the traditional menu.
Thesaurus for diverge from the Collins English Thesaurus
If one thing diverges from another similar thing, the first thing becomes different from the second or develops differently from it. You can also say that two things diverge .