Divert is defined as to turn aside or distract from one direction to another.(verb)
An example of divert is for a parent to bring a child to the park to take her attention away from construction at the house.
See divert in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME diverten < OFr divertir < L divertere: see diverse
See divert in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb di·vert·ed, di·vert·ing, di·verts verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English diverten
Origin: , from Old French divertir
Origin: , from Latin dīvertere
Origin: : dī-, dis-, aside; see dis-
Origin: + vertere, to turn; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.
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