verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of divert
Examples from the Web for divert
But the fact that they have had to divert funds and resources for Ebola means their original objectives have been sidetracked.What’s Worse Than Ebola in West Africa? Almost Everything|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Three planes have been forced to divert because of fights over reclining seats.
Next to you is a signal switch that will divert the train down a sidetrack or “spur.”
It was either cut pensions and benefits or lay off workers and divert money from schools and infrastructure.Scott Walker Is the Perfect Republican Candidate for 2016 (on Paper)|David Freedlander|November 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We resolve to stay the course, even when storms try to divert us.Why Favoritism Is Virtuous: The Case Against Fairness|Stephen T. Asma|December 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Strangely enough Guntello's death seemed to divert her mind entirely from the idea of avenging herself on Almo.The Unwilling Vestal|Edward Lucas White
By the time the tales have gone round, the heat of the sun will have abated, and we can then divert ourselves as best we like.
Another aim is to divert traffic from the Pennsylvania Railroad, which does a large suburban business along its main line.
The girls promise to entertain and divert these while the men make off with the booty.Stars of the Opera|Mabel Wagnalls
Even the sight of Morton Elwell seemed hardly to divert her preoccupation.Wheat and Huckleberries|Charlotte Marion (White) Vaile
British Dictionary definitions for divert
Word Origin for divert
Word Origin and History for divert
early 15c., from Middle French divertir (14c.), from Latin divertere "to turn in different directions," blended with devertere "turn aside," from dis- "aside" and de- "from" + vertere "to turn" (see versus). Related: Diverted; diverting.