Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb digress

2 senses of digress

Sense 1
digress, stray, divagate, wander -- (lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking; "She always digresses when telling a story"; "her mind wanders"; "Don't digress when you give a lecture")
       => tell -- (let something be known; "Tell them that you will be late")

Sense 2
sidetrack, depart, digress, straggle -- (wander from a direct or straight course)
       => deviate, divert -- (turn aside; turn away from)

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