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Synonyms for divert
dɪˈvɜrt, daɪ-di·vert

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Wiktionary

  1. divertverb

    To turn aside from a course.

    The workers diverted the stream away from the road.

    Synonyms:
    offlead

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. divertverb

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 The mind is abstracted when it is withdrawn from all other subjects and concentrated upon one, diverted when it is drawn away from what it would or should attend to by some other interest, distracted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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. deviate, divertverb

    turn aside; turn away from

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

  2. divertverb

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

    Synonyms:
    amuse, deviate, disport, hive off

  3. amuse, divert, disportverb

    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 offverb

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

    Synonyms:
    amuse, deviate, disport, hive off

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. divertverb

    Synonyms:
    turn aside, draw away

  2. divertverb

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

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How to use divert in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Spokesman Alby Berman:

    Takata is concerned that a national recall could potentially divert replacement air bags from where they're needed, putting lives at risk.

  3. Behnam Ben Taleblu:

    The chants by the brave, chador clad women of Najafabad in Isfahan province, which used to be a traditional bastion of regime support said it best : ‘ They fed Syria, but made our young people turn old. ’ Iranian protestors recognize that the regime in Tehran does not have their best interests at heart, and will continue to divert national treasure towards its ideological contests abroad.

  4. Alex Harvey:

    We basically play chicken with them : they go on a collision course only to divert at the last moment.

  5. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images:

    It's so important because this election is not about people. This is about ideas. We're talking common sense versus ideology. We're talking about a country that is of, by and for the people, and a country that is of, by and for the government, we need to make sure that people really understand that distinction because there's an attempt to divert attention away from the real issues.


Translations for divert

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  • تحويلArabic
  • отклонявам, отвличамBulgarian
  • desviarCatalan, Valencian
  • ablenken, umleiten, umlenkenGerman
  • entretener, desviar, distraerSpanish
  • harhauttaaFinnish
  • dévier, divertirFrench
  • amuzar, distraktarIdo
  • whakapeauMāori
  • отклони́ть, развле́чь, позаба́вить, отвлека́ть, отклоня́ть, отводи́ть, отвле́чь, отвести́, развлека́ть, забавля́тьRussian
  • avledaSwedish

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