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di·vert

 (dĭ-vûrt′, dī-)
v. di·vert·ed, di·vert·ing, di·verts
v.tr.
1. To turn aside from a course or direction: Traffic was diverted around the scene of the accident.
2. To distract: My attention was diverted by an argument between motorists.
3. To entertain by distracting the attention from worrisome thoughts or cares; amuse. See Synonyms at amuse.
v.intr.
To turn aside.

[Middle English diverten, from Old French divertir, from Latin dīvertere : dī-, dis-, aside; see dis- + vertere, to turn; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

di·vert′er n.
di·vert′ing·ly adv.

divert

(daɪˈvɜːt)
vb
1. to turn (a person or thing) aside from a course; deflect
2. (tr) to entertain; amuse
3. (tr) to distract the attention of
[C15: from French divertir, from Latin dīvertere to turn aside, from di-2 + vertere to turn]
diˈverter n
diˈvertible adj
diˈverting adj
diˈvertingly adv
diˈvertive adj

di•vert

(dɪˈvɜrt, daɪ-)

v.t.
1. to turn aside or from a path or course; deflect.
2. to draw off to a different course, purpose, etc.
3. to distract from serious occupation; entertain or amuse.
v.i.
4. to turn aside; veer.
[1400–50; < Latin dīvertere to leave (a spouse or partner), be different =dī- di-2 + vertere to turn (in E with sense of dēvertere; see diverticulum)]
syn: See amuse.

divert


Past participle: diverted
Gerund: diverting

Imperative
divert
divert
Present
I divert
you divert
he/she/it diverts
we divert
you divert
they divert
Preterite
I diverted
you diverted
he/she/it diverted
we diverted
you diverted
they diverted
Present Continuous
I am diverting
you are diverting
he/she/it is diverting
we are diverting
you are diverting
they are diverting
Present Perfect
I have diverted
you have diverted
he/she/it has diverted
we have diverted
you have diverted
they have diverted
Past Continuous
I was diverting
you were diverting
he/she/it was diverting
we were diverting
you were diverting
they were diverting
Past Perfect
I had diverted
you had diverted
he/she/it had diverted
we had diverted
you had diverted
they had diverted
Future
I will divert
you will divert
he/she/it will divert
we will divert
you will divert
they will divert
Future Perfect
I will have diverted
you will have diverted
he/she/it will have diverted
we will have diverted
you will have diverted
they will have diverted
Future Continuous
I will be diverting
you will be diverting
he/she/it will be diverting
we will be diverting
you will be diverting
they will be diverting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been diverting
you have been diverting
he/she/it has been diverting
we have been diverting
you have been diverting
they have been diverting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been diverting
you will have been diverting
he/she/it will have been diverting
we will have been diverting
you will have been diverting
they will have been diverting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been diverting
you had been diverting
he/she/it had been diverting
we had been diverting
you had been diverting
they had been diverting
Conditional
I would divert
you would divert
he/she/it would divert
we would divert
you would divert
they would divert
Past Conditional
I would have diverted
you would have diverted
he/she/it would have diverted
we would have diverted
you would have diverted
they would have diverted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.divert - turn aside; turn away from
turn - change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"
yaw - deviate erratically from a set course; "the yawing motion of the ship"
detour - travel via a detour
sidetrack, straggle, digress, depart - wander from a direct or straight course
2.divert - send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one
send, direct - cause to go somewhere; "The explosion sent the car flying in the air"; "She sent her children to camp"; "He directed all his energies into his dissertation"
route - divert in a specified direction; "divert the low voltage to the engine cylinders"
deviate - cause to turn away from a previous or expected course; "The river was deviated to prevent flooding"
3.divert - occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashiondivert - occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion; "The play amused the ladies"
entertain - provide entertainment for
4.divert - withdraw (money) and move into a different location, often secretly and with dishonest intentions
draw off, take out, withdraw, draw - remove (a commodity) from (a supply source); "She drew $2,000 from the account"; "The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank"

divert

verb
1. redirect, switch, avert, deflect, deviate, change the course of, sidetrack, draw away, turn aside, channel away A new bypass will divert traffic from the A13.
2. distract, shift, deflect, detract, sidetrack, draw away, be a distraction, lead astray, draw or lead away from They want to divert the attention of the people from the real issues.
3. entertain, delight, amuse, please, charm, gratify, beguile, regale diverting her with jokes and fiery arguments

divert

verb
1. To change the direction or course of:
2. To persuade (a person) not to do something:
Idiom: talk out of.
3. To occupy in an agreeable or pleasing way:
Translations
يُسَلّييُغَيِّر إتِّجاه
bavitodklonit
omdirigereomledeunderholde
beina í aîra áttveita afòreyingu
juokinti
izklaidētnovērstnovirzīt
odkloniťzabávať
odvrnitipreusmeriti
eğlendirmeksaptırmakyön değiştirtmek

divert

[daɪˈvɜːt] VT
1. [+ traffic, train etc] → desviar; [+ conversation] → cambiar
2. (= amuse) → divertir, entretener

divert

[daɪˈvɜːrt] vt
(British) [+ traffic] → dévier
to divert traffic away from → dévier la circulation de
[+ plane, ship] → dérouter; [+ train] → détourner
[+ river] → détourner
[+ money] (fraudulently)détourner
to divert money from sth [government] → réallouer les fonds de qch
The government had to divert money from social programs to the military → Le gouvernement a dû réallouer les fonds des programmes sociaux vers l'armée.
to divert money to sth [government] → reverser de l'argent dans qch
to divert money into sth [investor] → reverser de l'argent dans qch, reverser de l'argent à qch
(= distract) to divert attention → détourner l'attention
to divert sb's attention → détourner l'attention de qn
to divert sb's attention from sth → détourner l'attention de qn de qch
(= amuse) → divertir

divert

vt
traffic, streamumleiten; attentionablenken; conversationin eine andere Richtung lenken; blowabwenden; moneyabzweigen; resources, investmentumlenken
(= amuse)unterhalten

divert

[daɪˈvɜːt] vt
a. (traffic, river) → deviare; (conversation, attention, person) → sviare; (train, plane) → dirottare
b. (old) (amuse) → distrarre, divertire

divert

(daiˈvəːt) verb
1. to cause to turn aside or change direction. Traffic had to be diverted because of the accident.
2. to amuse or entertain.
References in classic literature ?
The author diverts the emperor, and his nobility of both sexes, in a very uncommon manner.
I had the good fortune to divert the emperor one day after a very extraordinary manner.
MY BELOVED MAKAR ALEXIEVITCH,--So eager am I to do something that will please and divert you in return for your care, for your ceaseless efforts on my behalf--in short, for your love for me-- that I have decided to beguile a leisure hour for you by delving into my locker, and extracting thence the manuscript which I send you herewith.
The Camel, envious of the praises bestowed on the Monkey and desiring to divert to himself the favor of the guests, proposed to stand up in his turn and dance for their amusement.
Beebe saw it, and continued to divert the conversation.
Certain gentlemen among the passengers got some of the smaller boats lowered, and amused themselves by rowing about, and swimming, when the sun at evening time was cool enough to let them divert themselves in that way.
As they went along, then, at a slow pace- for the pain in Don Quixote's jaws kept him uneasy and ill-disposed for speed- Sancho thought it well to amuse and divert him by talk of some kind, and among the things he said to him was that which will be told in the following chapter.
Yet Swift said himself: "The chief end I propose to myself in all my labours is to vex the world rather than divert it, and if I could compass that design without hurting my own person or fortune, I would be the most indefatigable writer you have ever seen.
His discourses on indifferent subjects will divert as well as instruct, and if either in these, or in the relation of Father Lobo, any argument shall appear unconvincing, or description obscure, they are defects incident to all mankind, which, however, are not too rashly to be imputed to the authors, being sometimes, perhaps, more justly chargeable on the translator.
If I can't contrive to divert her attention from you and her master, I won't give sixpence for our chance of success.
The woman began, as if she would tell me a story to divert me:
We held the treaty within sixty yards of the garrison, on purpose to divert them from a breach of honour, as we could not avoid suspicions of the savages.