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DIVERT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does divert mean? 

DIVERT (verb)
  The verb DIVERT has 4 senses:

1. turn aside; turn away from
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
4. withdraw (money) and move into a different location, often secretly and with dishonest intentions

  Familiarity information: DIVERT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIVERT (verb)


Sense 1divert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Turn aside; turn away from

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

divert; deviate

Hypernyms (to "divert" is one way to...):

turn (change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "divert"):

yaw (deviate erratically from a set course)

detour (travel via a detour)

depart; digress; sidetrack; straggle (wander from a direct or straight course)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 2divert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "divert" is one way to...):

direct; send (cause to go somewhere)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "divert"):

route (divert in a specified direction)

deviate (cause to turn away from a previous or expected course)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 3divert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

amuse; disport; divert

Context example:

The play amused the ladies

Hypernyms (to "divert" is one way to...):

entertain (provide entertainment for)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The performance is likely to divert Sue


Sense 4divert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Withdraw (money) and move into a different location, often secretly and with dishonest intentions

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

hive off; divert

Hypernyms (to "divert" is one way to...):

draw; draw off; take out; withdraw (remove (a commodity) from (a supply source))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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