1. [ verb ] turn aside; turn away from
Synonyms: deviate
Related terms: turn stray yaw detour diversion
2. [ verb ] send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one
Related terms: send deviate route
3. [ verb ] occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion
Synonyms: amuse disport

"The play amused the ladies"

Related terms: entertain diversion
4. [ verb ] withdraw (money) and move into a different location, often secretly and with dishonest intentions
Synonyms: hive_off
Related terms: withdraw
Similar spelling:   diverted