Divert

Definition of Divert

Di`vert´
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Diverted; p. pr. & vb. n. Diverting.]
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.
v. i.1.To turn aside; to digress.
I diverted to see one of the prince's palaces.
- Evelyn.

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