What does DIVERT mean?

Definitions for DIVERT
dɪˈvɜrt, daɪ-DIVERT

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deviate, divertverb

    turn aside; turn away from

  2. divertverb

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

  3. amuse, divert, disportverb

    occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion

    "The play amused the ladies"

  4. divert, hive offverb

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


  1. divertverb

    To turn aside from a course.

    The workers diverted the stream away from the road.

    Etymology: From diverten, from divertir, from di- + vertere; see verse.

  2. divertverb

    To distract.

    Don't let him divert your attention; keep your eye on the ball.

    Etymology: From diverten, from divertir, from di- + vertere; see verse.

  3. divertverb

    To entertain or amuse (by diverting the attention)

    Etymology: From diverten, from divertir, from di- + vertere; see verse.

  4. divertverb

    To turn aside; to digress.

    I diverted to see one of the prince's palaces. uE000163762uE001 Evelyn.

    Etymology: From diverten, from divertir, from di- + vertere; see verse.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Divertverb

    to turn aside; to turn off from any course or intended application; to deflect; as, to divert a river from its channel; to divert commerce from its usual course

  2. Divertverb

    to turn away from any occupation, business, or study; to cause to have lively and agreeable sensations; to amuse; to entertain; as, children are diverted with sports; men are diverted with works of wit and humor

  3. Divertverb

    to turn aside; to digress

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Divert

    di-vėrt′, v.t. to turn aside: to change the direction of: to turn the mind from business or study: to amuse.—n. Divert′imento (obs.), diversion: (mus.) a ballet-interlude.—adj. Divert′ing.—adv. Divert′ingly.—n. Divert′isement, diversion: a short ballet between the acts of a play.—adj. Divert′ive, tending to divert. [Fr.,—L. divertĕre, diversumdis, aside, vertĕre, to turn.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DIVERT' in Verbs Frequency: #1007

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DIVERT in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DIVERT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of DIVERT in a Sentence

  1. sindiswa matyobeni:

    YOU MIGHT NEED To divert a little but don't lose your path, stay true to yourself. SM

  2. 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.

  3. Mark Warner:

    The decision by the President to divert funding meant to support U.S. national security interests so that he can build a border wall only makes us less safe, taking money away from our military -- including funding to support critical projects here in Virginia -- will mean we are less equipped to tackle threats here at home and abroad.

  4. 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.

  5. Jose Munoz:

    Unfortunately, Nissan is currently involved in matters that have and will continue to divert its focus, as I have repeatedly and recently made clear to the company, I look forward to continuing to assist Nissan in its investigations.

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  • 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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