- 1to make someone or something change direction Northbound traffic will have to be diverted onto minor roads. The course of the stream has now been diverted.
- 2divert something to use money, materials, etc. for a different purpose from their original purpose
- 3divert something to take someone's thoughts or attention away from something synonym distract The war diverted people's attention away from the economic situation.
- 4divert somebody (formal) to entertain people Children are easily diverted.
NAmE//dəˈvərt//, NAmE//daɪˈvərt//divert somebody/something (from something) (to something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they divert
he / she / it diverts
past simple diverted
-ing form diverting