divert from

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 ?
As he made this reflection, he fancied he hard a groan in the room above him; and he thought immediately of poor Mousqueton, whom he felt it was a pleasing duty to divert from his grief.
A Qantas Airways aircraft aborted two landings on Monday (29 September), and was forced to divert from Auckland to Christchurch, New Zealand.