divagate

[ dahy-vuh-geyt ]

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Part of Speech

verb

Origin + Etymology

Late 16th century; Latin

from Latin divagatus, past participle of divagari "to wander about,"

Synonyms

  • deviate
  • drift
  • wander

Antonyms

  • stay

Definition

to wander; stray

Example

The wise wizard warned us not to divagate from the path before us.

Usage Over Time

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