Divert Definition

dĭ-vûrt, dī-
diverted, diverting, diverts
diverted, diverting, diverts
To turn (a person or thing) aside from a course, direction, etc. into another; deflect.
Webster's New World
To distract the attention of.
Webster's New World
To amuse; entertain.
Webster's New World
To turn aside.
American Heritage

Origin of Divert

  • Middle English diverten from Old French divertir from Latin dīvertere dī-, dis- aside dis– vertere to turn wer-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English diverten, from Old French divertir (“to turn or go different ways, part, separate, divert”), from Latin di- (“apart”) + vertere (“to turn”); see verse.

    From Wiktionary

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