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 The mind is abstracted when it is withdrawn from all other subjects and concentrated upon one, diverted when it is drawn away from what it would or should attend to by some other interest, distracted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

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

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How to use divert in a sentence?

  1. Rick Gaber:

    Extremism' is a word deliberately chosen for its vagueness and used by intellectual slobs who are too desperate, sneaky or lazy to say exactly what they mean. Its only purpose is to deliberately try to confuse the difference between people who are extremely good (usually because of devotion to their principles) with people who are extremely bad. The sleazeballs who use this supposedly scary, yet undefined word are not only trying to smear people of conviction and integrity, but they're also trying to divert attention away from the fact that they are obviously not people of principle themselves.

  2. Pope Pius XI:

    It violates right order whenever capital so employees the working or wage-earning classes as to divert business and economic activity entirely to its own arbitrary will and advantage without, the social character of economic life, social justice, and the common good.

  3. John Nixon:

    My initial thoughts were to divert their attention away from the girl who was screaming. I shouted ‘leave her alone,’ but they turned on me, saying ‘We’ll take your money instead,’ and I said, ‘No you don’t.’ Kids this age are full of bravado, you see, they weren’t expecting a surprise.

  4. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu:

    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.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    They may play with the people's emotion and create the sensation on the headlines to divert the attention of the population from the main problem.


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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