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# Diverge vs Emerge - What's the difference?

diverge | emerge |

## As verbs the difference between diverge and emerge

is that diverge is while emerge is .

# diverge

## English

### Verb

(diverg)
• (intransitive, literally, of lines or paths) To run apart; to separate; to tend into different directions.
• * 1916 , :
• Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, / And sorry I could not travel both /
• To become different; to run apart; to separate; to tend into different directions.
• Both stories start out the same way, but they diverge halfway through.
• (intransitive, literally, of a line or path) To separate, to tend into a different direction (from another line or path).
• The sidewalk runs next to the street for a few miles, then diverges from it and turns north.
• To become different, to separate (from another line or path).
• The software is pretty good, except for a few cases where its behavior diverges from user expectations.
• Not to converge: to have no limit, or no finite limit.
• The sequence $x_n = n^2$ diverges to infinity: that is, it increases without bound.

* converge

#### Derived terms

* divergence * divergent

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# emerge

## English

### Verb

(emerg)
• (label) To come into view.
• * , chapter=12
• , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=There were many wooden chairs for the bulk of his visitors, and two wicker armchairs with red cloth cushions for superior people. From the packing-cases had emerged some Indian clubs, […], and all these articles […] made a scattered and untidy decoration that Mrs. Clough assiduously dusted and greatly cherished.}}
• * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
• , chapter=17 citation , passage=The face which emerged was not reassuring. It was blunt and grey, the nose springing thick and flat from high on the frontal bone of the forehead, whilst his eyes were narrow slits of dark in a tight bandage of tissue. […].}}
• * {{quote-book, year=2006, author=(Edwin Black)
• , chapter=2, title= Internal Combustion , passage=Throughout the 1500s, the populace roiled over a constellation of grievances of which the forest emerged as a key focal point. The popular late Middle Ages fictional character Robin Hood, dressed in green to symbolize the forest, dodged fines for forest offenses and stole from the rich to give to the poor. But his appeal was painfully real and embodied the struggle over wood.}}
• * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=November 10, author=Jeremy Wilson, work=Telegraph
• , title= England Under 21 5 Iceland Under 21 0: match report , passage=With such focus from within the footballing community this week on Remembrance Sunday, there was something appropriate about Colchester being the venue for last night’s game. Troops from the garrison town formed a guard of honour for both sets of players, who emerged for the national anthem with poppies proudly stitched into their tracksuit jackets.}}
• To come out of a situation, object or a liquid.
• * {{quote-magazine, year=2012, month=March-April
• , author=Anna Lena Phillips, volume=100, issue=2, page=172, magazine=(American Scientist) , title= Sneaky Silk Moths , passage=Last spring, the periodical cicadas emerged across eastern North America. Their vast numbers and short above-ground life spans inspired awe and irritation in humans—and made for good meals for birds and small mammals.}}
• (label) To become known.
• * {{quote-magazine, date=2014-06-21, volume=411, issue=8892, magazine=(The Economist)
• , title= Magician’s brain , passage=The [Isaac] Newton that emerges from the [unpublished] manuscripts is far from the popular image of a rational practitioner of cold and pure reason. The architect of modern science was himself not very modern. He was obsessed with alchemy.}}

#### Synonyms

* come forth, forthcome * heave in sight