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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 di·vert /dəˈvɝt, daɪ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Di·vert v. t. [imp. & p. p. Diverted; p. pr. & vb. n. Diverting.]
 1. 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.
    That crude apple that diverted Eve.   --Milton.
 2. To turn away from any occupation, business, or study; to cause to have lively and agreeable sensations; to amuse; to entertain; as, children are diverted with sports; men are diverted with works of wit and humor.
    We are amused by a tale, diverted by a comedy.   --C. J. Smith.
 Syn: -- To please; gratify; amuse; entertain; exhilarate; delight; recreate. See Amuse.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Di·vert, v. i. To turn aside; to digress. [Obs.]
    I diverted to see one of the prince's palaces.   --Evelyn.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: turn aside; turn away from [syn: deviate]
      2: send on a course or in a direction different from the
         planned or intended one
      3: occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion;
         "The play amused the ladies" [syn: amuse, disport]
      4: withdraw (money) and move into a different location, often
         secretly and with dishonest intentions [syn: hive off]