Synonyms for divert
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Wiktionary2.0 / 1 vote
To turn aside from a course.
The workers diverted the stream away from the road.
English Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 2 votes
The central idea of withdrawing makes abstract in common speech a euphemism for appropriate (unlawfully), purloin, steal. In mental processes we discriminate between objects by distinguishing their differences; we separate some one element from all that does not necessarily belong to it, abstract it, and view it alone. We may separate two ideas, and hold both in mind in comparison or contrast; but when we abstract one of them, we drop the other out of thought. The mind is abstracted when it is withdrawn from all other subjects and concentrated upon one, diverted when it is drawn away from what it would or should attend to by some other interest, distracted when the attention is divided among different subjects, so that it can not be given properly to any. The trouble with the distracted person is that he is not abstracted. Compare DISCERN.
The purse may be abstracted from the pocket; the substance from the accidents; a book into a compend.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote
Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote
turn aside; turn away from
send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one
amuse, divert, disportverb
occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion
"The play amused the ladies"
divert, hive offverb
withdraw (money) and move into a different location, often secretly and with dishonest intentions
Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote
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No, Im not going to let them take their eye off the ball, the president is the one who has committed impeachable crimes, and Im not going to let him divert from that and Im not going to let anyone divert from that.
We all have different paths. In the beginning, we come with our eyes closed and we follow anyone who is willing to lead us into their path and then we slowly divert into our own.
That's why I try my best to stay away from social media as much as possible, when you go on your Twitter or look down your timeline and it's all great positivity, I love that. But at the same time, it can really divert you from what your purpose is or what you're trying to do.
A dramatic experience concerned with the mundane may inform but it cannot release; and one concerned essentially with the aesthetic politics of its creators may divert or anger, but it cannot enlighten.
They are using federal housing money intended to improve the bad housing of poor Americans as the lever to force compliance with these new regulations, but that money is most needed in blighted, inner city urban neighborhoods, where there are a large number of African Americans. This federal utopian vision will divert that needed federal money into suburbs where it is not needed, leaving poor Americans living in substandard, terrible housing.
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- отклонявам, отвличамBulgarian
- desviarCatalan, Valencian
- ablenken, umleiten, umlenkenGerman
- entretener, desviar, distraerSpanish
- dévier, divertirFrench
- amuzar, distraktarIdo
- отклони́ть, развле́чь, позаба́вить, отвлека́ть, отклоня́ть, отводи́ть, отвле́чь, отвести́, развлека́ть, забавля́тьRussian
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