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Synonyms for divert
dɪˈvɜrt, daɪ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deviate, divert(verb)

    turn aside; turn away from

    Synonyms:
    vary, diverge, deviate, disport, hive off, amuse, depart

  2. divert(verb)

    send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one

    Synonyms:
    amuse, deviate, disport, hive off

  3. amuse, divert, disport(verb)

    occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion

    "The play amused the ladies"

    Synonyms:
    deviate, lark, sport, romp, run around, cavort, lark about, rollick, frolic, disport, hive off, amuse, gambol, frisk, skylark

  4. divert, hive off(verb)

    withdraw (money) and move into a different location, often secretly and with dishonest intentions

    Synonyms:
    amuse, deviate, disport, hive off

Wiktionary

  1. divert(verb)

    To turn aside from a course.

    The workers diverted the stream away from the road.

    Synonyms:
    offlead

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. divert(v)

    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 The mind is abstracted when it is withdrawn from all other subjects and concentrated upon one, diverted when it is drawn away from what it would or should attend to by some other interest, distracted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.

    Synonyms:
    abstract, appropriate, detach, discriminate, distinguish, distract, eliminate, purloin, remove, separate, steal, take away, withdraw

    Antonyms:
    add, combine, complete, conjoin, fill up, increase, restore, strengthen, unite

    Preposition:
    The purse may be abstracted from the pocket; the substance from the accidents; a book into a compend.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. divert

    Synonyms:
    alter, change, deflect, alienate, delight, please, gratify, entertain, amuse

    Antonyms:
    continue, prosecute, prolong, produce, restrict, confine, pain, annoy

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. divert(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    turn aside, draw away

  2. divert(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    amuse, entertain, recreate, please, gratify, delight, exhilarate, refresh

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    deflect, distract, hijack, detract, highjack, avert, deviate, sidetrack, derail, misappropriate

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#9338delight
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#10269distinguish
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#34759deviate
#35327detach
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#38338detract
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#48126alienate
#51280derail
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#172788gambol
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#229109misappropriate

How to use divert in a sentence?

  1. David Mamet:

    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.

  2. Samuel Johnson:

    Such is the common process of marriage. A youth and maiden exchange meeting by chance, or brought together by artifice, exchange glances, reciprocate civilities, go home, and dream of one another. Having little to divert attention, or diversify thought, they find themselves uneasy when they are apart, and therefore conclude that they shall be happy together. They marry, and discover what nothing but voluntary blindness had before concealed they wear out life in altercations, and charge nature with cruelty.

  3. Andre Toet:

    What we are trying to do is see if we can get a piece of the cake and divert or create new business opportunities for business between Oman and Iran using Sohar as the base for that, the first signs are there that it is happening. It is still in very small pockets.

  4. Aayush Gauba:

    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.

  5. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu:

    As a result of rapid work by our security units, it has been clearly understood that this attack was planned and carried out through a cooperation between the YPG and the PKK, the claim of responsibility by TAK, a PKK offshoot, aims to divert attention from the YPG. Whether it's KCK, YPG, PKK, TAK or PJAK, they are all part of the same terrorist structure.


Translations for divert

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تحويلArabic
  • отклонявам, отвличамBulgarian
  • desviarCatalan, Valencian
  • umlenken, umleiten, ablenkenGerman
  • distraer, entretener, desviarSpanish
  • harhauttaaFinnish
  • dévier, divertirFrench
  • amuzar, distraktarIdo
  • whakapeauMāori
  • отклоня́ть, развле́чь, отклони́ть, забавля́ть, позаба́вить, отвлека́ть, отводи́ть, отвле́чь, отвести́, развлека́тьRussian
  • avledaSwedish

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