divert-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: cause to turn from one course or use to another

He threw the switch that diverted the train to another track.
The directors and senior officers diverted the money for charity-related expenses.
Racine then diverted the web site traffic to another web site that he had created.
A driver once diverted her to an unknown neighborhood before she realized it.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Redirecting
PropBank: divert.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 4

Sense Number 2: cause someone's attention, goals, thought to turn in another direction

This often caused some complications, but it never diverted her from her objective.
In her mid-teens, Rachel discovered Miles Davis' Miles Smiles, whose improvisational works diverted her from her classical roots.
She diverted his reading away from poetry and toward anthropology and myth.
Wells particularly amused and diverted her.

VerbNet: amuse-31.1
FrameNet: Cause_to_experience
PropBank: divert.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3