Pronunciation: (di-vûrt', dī-),[key] —v.t. 1. to turn aside or from a path or course; deflect.
2. Brit.to route (traffic) on a detour.
3. to draw off to a different course, purpose, etc.
4. to distract from serious occupation; entertain or amuse.
—v.i. to turn aside; veer: It is sad to see so much talent divert to trivial occupations.