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divert


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Divert  \Di*vert"\,  v.  i. 
  To  turn  aside;  to  digress.  [Obs.] 
 
  I  diverted  to  see  one  of  the  prince's  palaces. 
  --Evelyn. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  divert 
  v  1:  turn  aside;  turn  away  from  [syn:  {deviate}] 
  2:  send  on  a  course  or  in  a  direction  different  from  the 
  planned  or  intended  one 
  3:  occupy  in  an  agreeable,  entertaining  or  pleasant  fashion; 
  "The  play  amused  the  ladies"  [syn:  {amuse},  {disport}] 




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