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Synonyms of divert in English:


  • 1 they planned to divert Siberia's rivers to desert areas
    reroute, redirect, change the course of, draw away, turn aside, head off, deflect, avert, transfer, channel
  • 2 he diverted her from her studies
    distract, detract, sidetrack, lead away, draw away, be a distraction, put off, disturb someone's concentration
    [Antonyms] focus
  • 3 only a richly variegated story can divert them
    amuse, entertain, distract, titillate, delight, give pleasure to, beguile, enchant, interest, fascinate, occupy, absorb, engross, rivet, grip, hold the attention of
    informal tickle someone's fancy, tickle pink, bowl over, be a hit with
    archaic recreate
    [Antonyms] bore
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