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1. divert

verb. ['daɪˈvɝːt, dɪˈvɝːt'] send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one.

Synonyms

  • direct
  • deviate
  • route

Antonyms

  • stay
  • take office
  • enter
  • come

Etymology

  • diverten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • divertir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Divert

  • disconcert
  • vanwert
  • subvert
  • reassert
  • mcwhirt
  • dilbert
  • convert
  • concert
  • boisvert
  • unhurt
  • thibert
  • squirt
  • revert
  • pervert
  • mcguirt
  • mcgirt
  • invert
  • insert
  • exert
  • dessert
  • desert
  • spurt
  • skirt
  • schwerdt
  • overt
  • inert
  • flirt
  • evert
  • blurt
  • avert

How do you pronounce divert?

Pronounce divert as dɪˈvərt.

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Sentences with divert


1. Verb, base form
Calls may divert to voice mail if you don't hear your iPhone because its ringer is switched off.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
If you divert your own money to a trust, you must inform Social Security.

3. Verb, 3rd person singular present
Instead, divert the question back to the interview.

Quotes about divert


1. When you go on your Twitter or look down your Timeline and it's all great positivity - I love that. But at the same time, it can really divert you from what your purpose is or what you're trying to do. And I've seen artists get caught up in that.
- Kendrick Lamar

2. When you go through a hard period,When everything seems to oppose you,... When you feel you cannot even bear one more minute,NEVER GIVE UP!Because it is the time and place that the course will divert!
- Rumi, The Essential Rumi

2. divert

verb. ['daɪˈvɝːt, dɪˈvɝːt'] turn aside; turn away from.

Synonyms

  • straggle
  • detour
  • sidetrack
  • yaw
  • deviate
  • turn
  • digress

Antonyms

  • equal
  • gather
  • sadist
  • masochist

Etymology

  • diverten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • divertir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. divert

verb. ['daɪˈvɝːt, dɪˈvɝːt'] occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion.

Synonyms

  • amuse
  • entertain

Antonyms

  • open
  • alkalize
  • nitrify

Etymology

  • diverten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • divertir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. divert

verb. ['daɪˈvɝːt, dɪˈvɝːt'] withdraw (money) and move into a different location, often secretly and with dishonest intentions.

Synonyms

  • draw
  • hive off
  • draw off
  • withdraw

Antonyms

  • normal
  • heat
  • relax
  • tense

Etymology

  • diverten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • divertir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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