Divert Synonyms and Antonyms

dĭ-vûrt', dī-

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Synonyms for Divert

To change so as to be; become:
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To draw (the mind, attention, etc.) away in another direction; divert
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To keep from happening; prevent:
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To deflect
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To turn aside or cause to turn aside; bend or deviate.
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To deter is defined as to keep someone from completing an action by giving them fear or doubt.
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To cause to move in a different direction or go to a different destination:
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To allow oneself to think about; have in mind; consider
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To touch repeatedly or stroke delicately in a manner which causes the recipient to feel a usually pleasant sensation of tingling or titillation.
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To draw into; involve:
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To mislead by cheating or tricking; deceive
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To disturb is defined as to interfere with something or bother someone.
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To stay clear of; go around or away from:
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To calm down.
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To keep close; to keep secret.
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To go out of a straight line; to deflect.
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To sideline; to push aside; to divert or distract from, reducing (something) to a secondary or subordinate position.
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Regale is to delight or amuse someone through talk, stories or a generous amount of food or drink.
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To deviate is to depart from a planned or accepted course, from expectations or from accepted behavior.
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To distract
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To pivot is to turn or spin around a center point.
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(Linguistics) To alter phonetically as part of a systematic historical change.
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(Engineering) To admit or turn something for the purpose of shaping it; said of a lathe.
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To discourage is defined as to try to get someone not to do something.
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To give new life, energy or encouragement (to); to refresh, enliven.
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To segregate; to remove from a parent entity.
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To remove from a port; to carry away.
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To prevent (someone) from a purpose or course of action by persuasion:
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Antonyms for Divert

To cause someone to feel impatient or angry; annoy:
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To cause (the stomach) to feel ill.
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The definition of anger is to make someone mad or aggravated.
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amuse, entertain
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To bring into focus
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(Nautical) To tack; put on the other tack.
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turn a different direction
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Maintain is defined as to keep in a current state in order to prevent from failing or breaking or to carry on or to support or provide.
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turn a different direction
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Words Related to Divert

To turn aside from a course or established direction; swerve:
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(Archaic) To keep in expectation; to beguile; to delude.
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To elicit or arouse (a reaction or emotion, for example):
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To transfer from (one conveyance) to another:
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To persuade (a person) not to do something
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Find another word for divert. In this page you can discover 46 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for divert, like: turn, distract, veer, avert, turn aside, deflect, amuse, deter, redirect, entertain and tickle.