To turn aside; to turn off from any course or intended application; to deflect; as, to divert a river from its channel; to divert commerce from its usual course.
- To turn aside from a course or direction: Traffic was diverted around the scene of the accident.
- To distract: My attention was diverted by an argument between motorists.
- To entertain by distracting the attention from worrisome thoughts or cares; amuse. See Synonyms at amuse.
- To turn aside.