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divert (someone or something) from (someone or something)

To induce someone or something to change focus. Good luck diverting the kids away from cartoons so that they'll do their homework.
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divert someone or something from someone or something

to turn someone or something aside or away from someone or something. We could not divert his attention from his mother. I could not divert the woman from her interest in the book.
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References in classic literature ?
If I try,' said his afflicted wife, 'to divert him from these things - to raise his thoughts to higher themes, it is no better:- "Worse and worse
The woman began, as if she would tell me a story to divert me:
I could neither sleep nor converse, so that my husband perceived it, and wondered what ailed me, strove to divert me, but it was all to no purpose.
He was the willinger to consent to it now, because he had business upon his hands sufficient to employ him, besides his gun to divert him, which they call hunting there, and which he greatly delighted in; and indeed we used to look at one another, sometimes with a great deal of pleasure, reflecting how much better that was, not than Newgate only, but than the most prosperous of our circumstances in the wicked trade that we had been both carrying on.
The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Bayelsa has threatened to appeal the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) over accused plan by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party PDP administration of Governor Seriake Dickson to divert N45billion loan procured for the state Airport project.
CNA said the captain had decided to divert the flight to Cyprus as a precaution.
A detailed report based on the current situation of the school and nearby valley along with the designs needed, shall be referred to the RAK Department of Public Works and Services to carry out the project and divert the valley stream.
manufacturers of advanced conveyor systems, controls, and solutions, provided a video demonstration how to adjust the ProSort SC divert bank.
He added: "It is down to the individual airline to decide which airport to divert to.
We echoed their call (this was below the required fuel to divert, but within the acceptable blue-water tank fuel states).
Etihad Airways, meanwhile, said it was forced to divert 37 flights due to a technical issue with the runway.
AN innovative initiative to divert all waste from Co-operative food stores away from landfill has won a leading industry award for environmental sustainability.
The pilot requested permission to divert to Shannon and an ambulance and doctor meet the aircraft.
Handique on Sunday said that China has no plans to divert the Brahmaputra River.
Divert More on Nelson Way receives waste mattresses and de-constructs them by hand to their individual parts.