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 for divert
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Divert \Di*vert"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Diverted; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Diverting.] [F. divertir, fr. L. divertere, diversum, to
     go different ways, turn aside; di- = dis- + vertere to turn.
     See Verse, and cf. Divorce.]
     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.
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              That crude apple that diverted Eve.   --Milton.
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     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.
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              We are amused by a tale, diverted by a comedy. --C.
                                                    J. Smith.
  
     Syn: To please; gratify; amuse; entertain; exhilarate;
          delight; recreate. See Amuse.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Divert \Di*vert"\, v. i.
     To turn aside; to digress. [Obs.]
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           I diverted to see one of the prince's palaces.
                                                    --Evelyn.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  divert
      v 1: turn aside; turn away from [syn: deviate, divert]
      2: send on a course or in a direction different from the planned
         or intended one
      3: occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion;
         "The play amused the ladies" [syn: amuse, divert,
         disport]
      4: withdraw (money) and move into a different location, often
         secretly and with dishonest intentions [syn: divert, hive
         off]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  117 Moby Thesaurus words for "divert":
     absorb, abstract, abuse, alter, amuse, avert, befoul, beguile,
     bend, bias, blunt, call away, change, change course, chill,
     convert, convulse, cool, crook, curve, damp, dampen, debase,
     defalcate, defile, deflect, delight, depart, desecrate, detach,
     deter, detract, detract attention, deviate, diffract, diffuse,
     disaffect, discourage, disengage, disincline, disinterest,
     disperse, distort, distract, diverge, divert the mind, dogleg,
     embezzle, engage, enliven, entertain, exhilarate, foul,
     fracture one, gladden, hairpin, indispose, interest, kill,
     knock dead, loosen up, maladminister, misapply, misappropriate,
     misemploy, mishandle, mismanage, misuse, modify, occupy, peculate,
     pervert, pilfer, pivot, please, pollute, profane, prostitute, pull,
     put off, quench, raise a laugh, raise a smile, recreate, redirect,
     refract, refresh, regale, relax, repel, scatter, sheer, shift,
     sidetrack, skew, slay, solace, swerve, switch, tickle, titillate,
     turn, turn aside, turn away, turn from, turn off, twist, veer,
     violate, volte-face, warp, wean from, wheel, whip, whirl, wow,
     zigzag
  
  

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