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