To turn aside; to turn off from any course or intended application; to deflect; as, to divert a river from its channel; to divert commerce from its usual course.
To turn away from any occupation, business, or study; to cause to have lively and agreeable sensations; to amuse; to entertain; as, children are diverted with sports; men are diverted with works of wit and humor.
Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old. Winston Churchill
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates. Samuel Johnson
The whole notion of journalism being an institution whose fundamental purpose is to educate and inform and even, one might say, elevate, has altered under commercial pressure, perhaps, into a different kind of purpose, which is to divert and distract and entertain. Tom Stoppard
Police departments no longer have to pay overtime or divert resources from other projects to find out where an individual goes - all they have to do is place a tracking device on someone's car or ask a cell phone company for that individual's location history and the technology does the work for them. Ron Wyden
divert in Dutch is afleiden, verstrooien
divert in French is distraire
divert in German is ableiten, umleiten, umleiten
divert in Latin is avoco
divert in Norwegian is avlede, omdirigere, adspre
divert in Spanish is apartar, desviar
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