divert

  • 1 divert — di‧vert [daɪˈvɜːt, d ǁ ɜːrt] verb [transitive] COMMERCE to spend money or make an effort in a new area of business or a new product: divert something into • The company should divert more resources into research. * * * divert UK US /daɪˈvɜːt/… …

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  • 2 Divert — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 divert — di·vert /də vərt, dī / vt 1: to turn from one course or use to another funds illegally divert ed 2: to place (a defendant) under a diversion di·vert·er n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law …

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  • 4 divert — [v1] turn a different direction alter, avert, change, deflect, modify, pivot, redirect, sheer, swerve, switch, turn aside, veer, volte face, wheel, whip, whirl; concepts 187,213 Ant. be direct, keep to, maintain, stay divert [v2] amuse, entertain …

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  • 5 Divert — Di*vert , v. i. To turn aside; to digress. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I diverted to see one of the prince s palaces. Evelyn. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 divert — early 15c., from M.Fr. divertir (14c.), from L. divertere to turn in different directions, blended with devertere turn aside, from dis aside and de from + vertere to turn (see VERSUS (Cf. versus)). Related: Diverted; diverting …

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  • 7 divert — 1 *turn, deflect, avert, sheer Analogous words: bend, *curve, twist: deviate, digress, diverge, *swerve, veer: *change, alter, modify Contrasted words: fix, *set, settle: absorb, engross, * …

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  • 8 divert — ► VERB 1) cause to change course or take a different route. 2) reallocate (a resource) to a different purpose. 3) draw the attention of; distract or entertain. DERIVATIVES diverting adjective. ORIGIN Latin divertere turn in separate ways …

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  • 9 divert — [də vʉrt′, dīvʉrt′] vt. [ME diverten < OFr divertir < L divertere: see DIVERSE] 1. to turn (a person or thing) aside from a course, direction, etc. into another; deflect 2. to distract the attention of 3. to amuse; entertain SYN. AMUSE …

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  • 10 divert — di|vert [daıˈvə:t, dı US ə:rt] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: divertir, from Latin divertere, from vertere to turn ] 1.) to change the use of something such as time or money divert sth into/to/(away) from etc sth ▪ The company… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 divert */ — UK [daɪˈvɜː(r)t] / US [dɪˈvɜrt] / US [daɪˈvɜrt] verb [transitive] Word forms divert : present tense I/you/we/they divert he/she/it diverts present participle diverting past tense diverted past participle diverted 1) to make something move or… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 divert — [[t]daɪvɜ͟ː(r)t, AM dɪ [/t]] diverts, diverting, diverted 1) V ERG To divert vehicles or travellers means to make them follow a different route or go to a different destination than they originally intended. You can also say that someone or… …

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  • 13 divert — di|vert [ dı vɜrt, daı vɜrt ] verb transitive * 1. ) to make something move or travel in a different direction: divert someone/something from something: Police are trying to divert traffic away from the trouble spot. 2. ) to use something for a… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 divert — verb (T) 1 to change the direction or purpose of something: diverted traffic | divert sth into: The company should divert more resources into research. 2 divert attention/criticism etc to stop people from paying attention to something or… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 divert — verb Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French divertir, from Latin divertere to turn in opposite directions, from dis + vertere to turn more at worth Date: 15th century intransitive verb to turn aside ; deviate <… …

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  • 16 divert — v. (D; tr.) to divert from; to * * * [daɪ vɜːt] to (D; tr.) to divert from …

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  • 17 divert — divertedly, adv. diverter, n. divertible, adj. /di verrt , duy /, v.t. 1. to turn aside or from a path or course; deflect. 2. Brit. to route (traffic) on a detour. 3. to draw off to a different course, purpose, etc. 4. to distract from serious… …

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  • 18 divert — verb a) To turn aside from a course. The workers diverted the stream away from the road. b) To distract. Dont let him divert your attention; keep your eye on the ball. See Also: diversion …

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  • 19 divert — See avert. See avert, divert …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 20 divert — verb Divert is used with these nouns as the object: ↑attention, ↑flight, ↑flow, ↑money, ↑resource, ↑river, ↑traffic …

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