1. To turn aside from a course.
    The workers diverted the stream away from the road.
  2. To distract.
    Don't let him divert your attention; keep your eye on the ball.
  3. To entertain or amuse (by diverting the attention)
  4. To turn aside; to digress.
    I diverted to see one of the prince's palaces. — Evelyn.

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