Synonyms of divert in English:

divert


See definition of divert

verb

1‘they planned to divert Siberia's rivers to desert areas’

SYNONYMS

reroute, redirect, change the course of, draw away, turn aside, head off, deflect, avert, transfer, channel

2‘he diverted her from her studies’

SYNONYMS

distract, detract, sidetrack, lead away, draw away, be a distraction, put off, disturb someone's concentration

ANTONYMS

focus

3‘only a richly variegated story can divert them’

SYNONYMS

amuse, entertain, distract, titillate, delight, give pleasure to, beguile, enchant, interest, fascinate, occupy, absorb, engross, rivet, grip, hold the attention of

informal tickle someone's fancy, tickle pink, bowl over, be a hit with

archaic recreate

ANTONYMS

bore