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 The mind is abstracted when it is withdrawn from all other subjects and concentrated upon one, diverted when it is drawn away from what it would or should attend to by some other interest, distracted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

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#347change
#1152appropriate
#1291sport
#1475abstract
#1651remove
#2228separate
#3558vary
#5808eliminate
#7413alter
#8683steal
#9338delight
#10105depart
#10269distinguish
#10524withdraw
#14008entertain
#19611discriminate
#26034divert
#26730lark
#28563hijack
#30316distract
#30654avert
#34759deviate
#35327detach
#37190amuse
#37211romp
#38338detract
#44441skylark
#44754deflect
#48126alienate
#51280derail
#51757diverge
#54297frolic
#78272frisk
#87051gratify
#123951sidetrack
#172788gambol
#207872cavort
#229109misappropriate

How to use divert in a sentence?

  1. Nancy Pelosi:

    I think the President knows the argument that can be made against him and he's scared, and so he's trying to divert attention from that to where( he's) standing in the way of legislation.

  2. Randy Credico:

    I am a decoy, the patsy to divert attention, or Roger Stone just didn't have one( an intermediary) and Roger Stone ego was too big to admit that.

  3. 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.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    The easiest way to divert the attention of the population from the nation's main problem is to initiate the panel discussion across the channel & various platform on a trivial issue and blow it out of proportion.

  5. Tim Hill:

    The law provides that Medicaid providers must be paid directly and cannot have part of their payments diverted to third parties outside of a few very specific exceptions, this proposed rule is intended to ensure that providers receive their complete payment, and any circumstances in which a state does divert part of a provider’s payment must be clearly allowed under the law.


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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