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Another word for divert

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Verb
  1. To change the direction or course of

      1. To keep from happening; ward off; prevent
      2. To turn away:
      3. To turn away
      1. To make (something) deviate from its original path.
      2. To turn or make go to one side
      3. To turn aside or cause to turn aside; bend or deviate.
      1. To turn aside from a course or way:
      2. To cause to turn aside or differ.
      3. To turn aside (from a course, direction, standard, doctrine, etc.); diverge; digress
      1. To mount on, attach by, or provide with a pivot or pivots.
      2. To cause to rotate, revolve, or turn:
      3. To turn on or as if on a pivot
      1. To change gears, as when driving an automobile.
      2. To move or transfer from one person, place, or position to another
      3. To get along by tricky or evasive means.
      1. To cause (a hanging object) to sway backward and forward; specif., to cause (a person on a swing) to move backward and forward by pushing or pulling the swing
      2. To move or wave (a weapon, tool, bat, etc.) with a sweeping motion; flourish; brandish
      3. (--- Informal) To move, travel, or come (by, over to, around to, etc.) in a casual manner, as by automobile
      1. To reverse one's or its course; start to move, go, etc. in the opposite direction
      2. To change the position of so that the underside becomes the upper side:
      3. To divert or deflect:
      1. To change direction; shift; turn or swing around
      2. To turn or swing; change the course of
      3. To turn
    See also:

    change

  2. To persuade (a person) not to do something

      1. To keep or discourage (a person, group, or nation) from doing something by instilling fear, anxiety, doubt, etc.
      2. To prevent or discourage from acting, as by means of fear or doubt:
      3. To prevent or discourage (an action or behavior):
      1. To become discouraged
      2. To try to prevent by expressing disapproval or raising objections:
      3. To prevent or try to prevent by disapproving or raising objections or obstacles
      1. (Obs.) To advise against (an action)
      2. To turn (a person) aside (from a course, etc.) by persuasion or advice
      3. To prevent (someone) from a purpose or course of action by persuasion:
    Idioms:
    See also:

    persuasion

  3. To occupy in an agreeable or pleasing way

      1. To cause to laugh or smile by being funny:
      2. To make laugh, smile, etc. by being comical or humorous
      3. To keep pleasantly or enjoyably occupied or interested; entertain
      1. To hold the attention of (someone) with something amusing or diverting.
      2. (Archaic) To continue with; maintain.
      3. To give hospitality to guests
      1. To take recreation.
      2. To put fresh life into; refresh or restore in body or mind, esp. after work, by play, amusement, or relaxation
      3. To create a likeness or copy of.
      1. To entertain sumptuously with food and drink; provide a feast for.
      2. To delight with something pleasing or amusing
      3. (Figuratively) To entertain with something that delights; to gratify; to refresh.
    See also:

    excite

Another word for divert

Verb
  1. To deflect

    See also:

    turn

    veer

  2. To amuse

      1. To show hospitality to guests.
      2. (Archaic) To continue with; maintain.
      3. (Obsolete) To give admittance to; receive.
      1. To enter or bring into conflict with:
      2. To involve oneself or become occupied; participate:
      3. To draw into; involve
      1. To cause to feel worried or uneasy; unsettle:
      2. To cause (someone) to have difficulty paying attention to something:
      3. To draw in conflicting directions; create conflict or confusion in
      1. To deprive (someone) of or out of something by deceit; cheat
      2. To pass (time) pleasantly; while away
      3. To deprive (someone) of something by guile or deceit; cheat:
    See also:

    amuse

    entertain

  3. To distract

    See also:

    distract

    amuse