Definition of Divagate

1. Verb. Lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking. "Don't digress when you give a lecture"

Exact synonyms: Digress, Stray, Wander
Generic synonyms: Tell
Derivative terms: Digression, Digression, Digressive, Divagation, Divagation



Definition of Divagate

1. Verb. (intransitive) to stray off from a subject, focus, or course ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Divagate

1. to wander [v -GATED, -GATING, -GATES] - See also: wander

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Divagate

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diurnation
diurnule
diuron
diurons
diuturnal
diuturnity
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diva
diva-ish
divable
divacancies
divacancy
divadom
divaesque
divagate (current term)
divagated
divagates
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divagations
divaish
divalence
divalences
divalent
divalently
divalents
divalike
divalproex sodium
divan

Literary usage of Divagate

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1. Microbes and Men by Robert Tuttle Morris (1915)
"The reactionary divagate among men comes into conflict with the abnormally progressive divagate among women. This explains what seems to be the senseless ..."

2. A Short History of English Literature by George Saintsbury (1898)
"The was written just after Pinkie), is treated like a prose Romance of the Rose so far as the tendency of the author to digress, divagate, ..."

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