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Divert vs. Pervert

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Divertverb

(transitive) To turn aside from a course.

‘The workers diverted the stream away from the road.’;

Pervertnoun

(dated) One who has been perverted; one who has turned to error; one who has turned to a twisted sense of values or morals.

Divertverb

(transitive) To distract.

‘Don't let him divert your attention; keep your eye on the ball.’;

Pervertnoun

A person whose sexual habits are not considered acceptable.

‘Those perverts were trying to spy on us while we changed clothes!’;

Divertverb

(transitive) To entertain or amuse (by diverting the attention)

Pervertverb

(transitive) To turn another way; to divert.

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Divertverb

To turn aside; to digress.

Pervertverb

(transitive) To corrupt; to cause to be untrue; corrupted or otherwise impure

Divertverb

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.’;

Pervertverb

To misapply; to misinterpret designedly.

‘pervert one's words’;

Divertverb

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.’;

Pervertverb

(intransitive) To become perverted; to take the wrong course.

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Divertverb

To turn aside; to digress.

‘I diverted to see one of the prince's palaces.’;

Pervertverb

To turnanother way; to divert.

‘Let's follow him, and pervert the present wrath.’;

Divertverb

turn aside; turn away from

Pervertverb

To turn from truth, rectitude, or propriety; to divert from a right use, end, or way; to lead astray; to corrupt; also, to misapply; to misinterpret designedly; as, to pervert one's words.

‘He, in the serpent, had perverted Eve.’;

Divertverb

send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one

Pervertverb

To become perverted; to take the wrong course.

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Divertverb

occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion;

‘The play amused the ladies’;

Pervertnoun

One who has been perverted; one who has turned to error, especially in religion; - opposed to convert. See the Synonym of Convert.

‘That notorious pervert, Henry of Navarre.’;

Divertverb

withdraw (money) and move into a different location, often secretly and with dishonest intentions

Pervertnoun

a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior

Divertverb

cause (someone or something) to change course or turn from one direction to another

‘a scheme to divert water from the river to irrigate agricultural land’;

Pervertverb

corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality;

‘debauch the young people with wine and women’; ‘Socrates was accused of corrupting young men’; ‘Do school counselors subvert young children?’; ‘corrupt the morals’;

Divertverb

(of a vehicle or person) change course

‘an aircraft has diverted and will be with you shortly’;

Pervertverb

practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive

Divertverb

reallocate (money or resources) to a different purpose

‘more of their advertising budget was diverted into promotions’;

Pervertverb

change the inherent purpose or function of something;

‘Don't abuse the system’; ‘The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers’;

Divertverb

distract (someone) from something

‘she managed to divert Rose from the dangerous topic of Lady Usk’;

Pervertverb

distort or corrupt the original course, meaning, or state of (something)

‘he was charged with conspiring to pervert the course of justice’;

Divertverb

draw the attention of (someone) away from tedious or serious concerns; entertain or amuse

‘a diverting book’;

Pervertverb

lead (someone) away from what is considered natural or acceptable

‘Hector is a man who is simply perverted by his time’;

Pervertnoun

a person whose sexual behaviour is regarded as abnormal and unacceptable.

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