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One entry found for divert.
Main Entry: di·vert
Pronunciation: dschwa-primarystressvschwart, dimacr-
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English diverten "to turn aside from a course," from early French divertir "to divert" and Latin divertere "to turn in opposite directions," from dis- "away, apart" and vertere "to turn" --related to CONVERSE, REVERSE, VERSATILE
1 a : to turn aside : turn from one course or use to another b : to turn the attention away : DISTRACT
2 : to give pleasure to by causing the time to pass pleasantly
synonym see AMUSE

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