English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'digress'

(verb) 
Definition
to depart from the main subject in speech or writing
She digressed from the matter under discussion.
Synonyms
wander
He wandered aimlessly around the garden.
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drift
I let my attention drift.
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stray
Anyway, as usual, we seem to have strayed from the point.
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depart
It takes a brave cook to depart radically from the traditional menu.
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ramble
Sometimes she tended to ramble.
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meander
We meandered along the Irish country roads.
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diverge
a course that diverged from the coastline
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deviate
He didn't deviate from his schedule.
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turn aside
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be diffuse
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go off at a tangent
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get off the point or subject

Additional synonyms

in the sense of depart
Definition
to differ or deviate
It takes a brave cook to depart radically from the traditional menu.
Synonyms
in the sense of deviate
Definition
to depart from one's usual or previous behaviour
He didn't deviate from his schedule.
in the sense of diverge
Definition
to deviate (from a prescribed course)
a course that diverged from the coastline
Synonyms

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