Synonyms for (verb) divert

Synonyms: divert

Definition: send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one

Similar words: send, direct

Definition: cause to go somewhere

Usage: The explosion sent the car flying in the air; She sent her children to camp; He directed all his energies into his dissertation


Synonyms: divert, deviate

Definition: turn aside; turn away from

Similar words: turn

Definition: change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

Usage: Turn towards me; The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face; She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs


Synonyms: divert, hive off

Definition: withdraw (money) and move into a different location, often secretly and with dishonest intentions

Similar words: withdraw, draw, draw off, take out

Definition: remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)

Usage: She drew $2,000 from the account; The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank


Synonyms: divert, disport, amuse

Definition: occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion

Usage: The play amused the ladies

Similar words: entertain

Definition: provide entertainment for