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divert

di·vert

divert

 
 
pronunciation:
dih vuhrt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: diverted, diverting, diverts
definition 1: to turn aside or away from something; deflect.
synonyms:
deflect, shunt, sidetrack
similar words:
avert, deviate, diverge, sway, swerve, switch
definition 2: to draw away; distract.
His attention was briefly diverted.
 
synonyms:
distract, sidetrack
similar words:
abstract, beguile, engage, occupy, preoccupy
definition 3: to draw away from serious matters; amuse.
His hobbies divert him.
synonyms:
amuse, entertain
similar words:
beguile, delight, occupy, preoccupy
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to turn aside; deviate.
He diverted from his usual custom.
similar words:
depart, deviate, shift, shunt, swerve, switch
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derivations: divertible (adj.), divertedly (adv.), diverter (n.)
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