from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To turn aside from a course or direction: Traffic was diverted around the scene of the accident.
- transitive v. To distract: My attention was diverted by an argument between motorists.
- transitive v. To entertain by distracting the attention from worrisome thoughts or cares; amuse. See Synonyms at amuse.
- intransitive v. To turn aside.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To turn aside from a course.
- v. To distract.
- v. To entertain or amuse (by diverting the attention)
- v. To turn aside; to digress.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To turn aside; to digress.
- transitive v. To turn aside; to turn off from any course or intended application; to deflect
- transitive v. To turn away from any occupation, business, or study; to cause to have lively and agreeable sensations; to amuse; to entertain
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To turn aside or away; change the direction or course of; cause to move or act in a different line or manner: as, to divert a stream from its bed; to divert the mind from its troubles; he was diverted from his purpose.
- To turn to a different point or end; change the aim or destination of; draw to another course, purpose, or destiny.
- To turn from customary or serious occupation; furnish diversion to; amuse; entertain.
- To subvert; destroy.
- Synonyms To draw away. See absent, a.
- Amuse, Divert, Entertain, etc. (see amuse); to delight, exhilarate.
- To turn aside; turn out of one's way; digress.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. withdraw (money) and move into a different location, often secretly and with dishonest intentions
- v. turn aside; turn away from
- v. occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion
- v. send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one
Based on the White House's response to the last leak about Afghanistan, the temptation seems strong to once again divert attention away from accountability.
If someone decides to try and divert from the conventional wisdom, the parties deem them non-viable and pull their support and money.
Of course, the RGA desperately tries to divert from the corruption of Christie's associations with KARL ROVE (of all people), currently under investigation for ethics violation.
This resolution isn't to divert from the national talk, but to hold an elected official ACCOUNTABLE.
Arquette said one way he's been able to divert from the separation from Cox, star of the TV series "Friends" and "Cougar Town," is focusing on his professional career.
The only problem I had with this book is that the author sometimes tends to divert from the main point and go on at length about other things.
For reasons passing understanding, the filmmakers chose to divert from the established facts of the world the first film created.
Forge on and ignore those who would seek to divert from the truth.
To me it is amzing how it is labeled racist mean blah blah blah to divert from the issue …
Way to divert from the actual issue by bringing a different one up …