Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb divert

4 senses of divert

Sense 1
deviate, divert -- (turn aside; turn away from)
       => turn -- (change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs")

Sense 2
divert -- (send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one)
       => send, direct -- (cause to go somewhere; "The explosion sent the car flying in the air"; "She sent her children to camp"; "He directed all his energies into his dissertation")

Sense 3
amuse, divert, disport -- (occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion; "The play amused the ladies")
       => entertain -- (provide entertainment for)

Sense 4
divert, hive off -- (withdraw (money) and move into a different location, often secretly and with dishonest intentions)
       => withdraw, draw, take out, draw off -- (remove (a commodity) from (a supply source); "She drew $2,000 from the account"; "The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank")

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