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Word of the Day 08/20/17 Digress

Digress (verb)
digress [dih-gres, dahy-]
(previously 03-08-13)

verb (used without object)
1. to deviate or wander away from the main topic or purpose in speaking or writing; depart from the principal line of argument, plot, study, etc.
2. Archaic. to turn aside.

Can be confused
diverge.

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1. ramble, stray.

Synonym Study
1. See deviate.

Origin: 1520-30; < Latin dīgressus, past participle of dīgredī “to go off, depart, digress,” equivalent to dī- di-2 + -gredī, combining form of gradī “to go”; cf. grade

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