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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.
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di•vert•ing

(dɪˈvɜr tɪŋ, daɪ-)

adj.
serving to divert; entertaining; amusing.
[1645–55]
di•vert′ing•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.diverting - providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining; "an amusing speaker"; "a diverting story"
interesting - arousing or holding the attention
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diverting

adjective entertaining, amusing, enjoyable, fun, pleasant, humorous, beguiling It was a witty and diverting programme.
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diverting

adjective
Providing pleasure or entertainment:
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Translations

diverting

[daɪˈvɜːtɪŋ] ADJdivertido
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diverting

[daɪˈvɜːrtɪŋ] adj (= enjoyable) → divertissant(e)
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diverting

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References in classic literature ?
Two days after this adventure, the emperor, having ordered that part of his army which quarters in and about his metropolis, to be in readiness, took a fancy of diverting himself in a very singular manner.
When she exclaimed, "But Cecil's Emersons--they can't possibly be the same ones--there is that--" he did not consider that the exclamation was strange, but saw in it an opportunity of diverting the conversation while she recovered her composure.
Taught by experience that proper dependence could not be placed on the success of requisitions, unable by its own authority to lay hold of fresh resources, and urged by considerations of national danger, would it not be driven to the expedient of diverting the funds already appropriated from their proper objects to the defense of the State?
It may perhaps be imagined that, from the scantiness of the resources of the country, the necessity of diverting the established funds in the case supposed would exist, though the national government should possess an unrestrained power of taxation.
But whether Swift at the time vexed the world with Gulliver or not, ever since he has succeeded in diverting it.
The Epic has here an advantage, and one that conduces to grandeur of effect, to diverting the mind of the hearer, and relieving the story with varying episodes.
Sokoto State zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arrested the Chairman of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, Gunmi Local Government Area, Zamfara State chapter, Rijia Ibrahim, for allegedly diverting bags of fertilizers and insecticide products worth N17,100,000.
Summary: Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], May 08 (ANI): A gang of robbers looted around 58 lakh rupees from a cash van by diverting the attention of security guard and bank staff accompanying the vehicle.
Service Q1 to Newcastle is operating normal route to Swing Bridge, then diverting via Quayside & Law Courts, left to City Road and Swan House then Pilgrim Street and Market Street to normal route.
'We will sustain the war on water cartels and those who are diverting piped water for their own personal use.
'At the time of diverting, 86 passengers and 15 crew members were onboard.
Engineered specifically for highspeed diverting applications--such as e-commerce and parcel operations--the ProSort 100 family of sorters is offered with dual-sided diverts at a 30-degree angle, diverting positively from left- or right-hand sides.