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 for diverting
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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              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 :

  Diverting \Di*vert"ing\, a.
     Amusing; entertaining. -- Di*vert"ing*ly, adv. --
     Di*vert"ing*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  diverting
      adj 1: providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining; "an amusing
             speaker"; "a diverting story" [syn: amusing, amusive,
             diverting]

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