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Meaning of DIVERT

Pronunciation:  di'vurt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one
  2. [v]  turn aside; turn away from
  3. [v]  withdraw (money) and move into a different location, often secretly and with dishonest intentions
  4. [v]  occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion; "The play amused the ladies"
 

DIVERT is a 6 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: amuse, disport, hive off
 
 See Also: depart, detour, deviate, digress, direct, draw, draw off, entertain, route, send, sidetrack, straggle, stray, take out, turn, withdraw, yaw

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Di*vert"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Diverted}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Diverting}.] [F. divertir, fr. L. divertere, diversum, to
    go different ways, turn aside; di- = dis- + vertere to turn.
    See {Verse}, and cf. {Divorce}.]
    1. To turn aside; to turn off from any course or intended
       application; to deflect; as, to divert a river from its
       channel; to divert commerce from its usual course.
    
             That crude apple that diverted Eve.   --Milton.
    
    2. To turn away from any occupation, business, or study; to
       cause to have lively and agreeable sensations; to amuse;
       to entertain; as, children are diverted with sports; men
       are diverted with works of wit and humor.
    
             We are amused by a tale, diverted by a comedy. --C.
                                                   J. Smith.
    
    Syn: To please; gratify; amuse; entertain; exhilarate;
         delight; recreate. See {Amuse}.
    
    
  2. \Di*vert"\, v. i.
    To turn aside; to digress. [Obs.]
    
          I diverted to see one of the prince's palaces.
                                                   --Evelyn.
    
    
 
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