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To reverse one's or its course; start to move, go, etc. in the opposite direction
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  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:
To instruct to go, inquire ... elsewhere
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  1. To instruct to go, inquire ... elsewhere
  2. To change the object or focus of (attention).
  3. To give directions for an alternate destination to (someone).
To turn away:
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  1. To turn away:
  2. To turn away
  3. To keep from happening; ward off; prevent
To show hospitality to guests.
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  1. To show hospitality to guests.
  2. (Archaic) To continue with; maintain.
  3. (Obsolete) To give admittance to; receive.
To enter or bring into conflict with:
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  1. To enter or bring into conflict with:
  2. To involve oneself or become occupied; participate:
  3. To draw into; involve
To cause to feel worried or uneasy; unsettle:
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  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
To deprive (someone) of or out of something by deceit; cheat
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  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:
To divert from a main issue or course:
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  1. To divert from a main issue or course:
  2. To run into a siding.
  3. To divert or distract (someone) from a main issue or course of action with an alternate or less relevant topic or activity; or, to use deliberate trickery or sly wordplay when talking to (a person) in order to avoid discussion of a subject.
To intrude on; inconvenience:
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  1. To intrude on; inconvenience:
  2. To break up the quiet or serenity of; agitate (what is quiet or still)
  3. To break in on; interrupt
To keep from happening; ward off; prevent
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  1. To keep from happening; ward off; prevent
  2. To turn away:
  3. To turn away
To make (something) deviate from its original path.
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  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.
To turn aside from a course or way:
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  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
To provide with, attach by, or mount on a pivot or pivots
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  1. To provide with, attach by, or mount on a pivot or pivots
  2. To cause to rotate, revolve, or turn:
  3. To turn on a pivot.
To change gears, as when driving an automobile.
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  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.
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
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  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
To change direction; shift; turn or swing around
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  1. To change direction; shift; turn or swing around
  2. To turn or swing; change the course of
  3. To turn
To keep or discourage (a person, group, or nation) from doing something by instilling fear, anxiety, doubt, etc.
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  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):
To become discouraged
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  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
(Obs.) To advise against (an action)
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  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:
To cause to laugh or smile by being funny:
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  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
To hold the attention of (someone) with something amusing or diverting.
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  1. To hold the attention of (someone) with something amusing or diverting.
  2. (Archaic) To continue with; maintain.
  3. To give hospitality to guests
To take recreation.
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  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.
To entertain sumptuously with food and drink; provide a feast for.
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  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.
Find another word for divert. In this page you can discover 35 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for divert, like: turn, turn aside, redirect, avert, entertain, engage, distract, beguile, attract the attention of, sidetrack and disturb.