redivert


redivert

verb (used with object)

  1. to turn aside or from a path or course; deflect.
  2. British. to route (traffic) on a detour.
  3. to draw off to a different course, purpose, etc.
  4. to distract from serious occupation; entertain or amuse.

verb (used without object)

  1. to turn aside; veer: It is sad to see so much talent divert to trivial occupations.

verb

  1. to turn (a person or thing) aside from a course; deflect
  2. (tr) to entertain; amuse
  3. (tr) to distract the attention of
v.

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.

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