To turn away or aside; SYN. turn away.
To summon away; to divert; as, to call off the attention; to call off workmen from their employment.
1. To cause to adopt a different faith.
2. To change from one system to another; SYN. change over.
3. To change in nature; esp. undergo a chemical change.
4. To change religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief.
5. To change the nature of something.
6. To make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something; SYN. win over, convince, turn.
1. To turn aside; SYN. deviate.
2. To turn from a straight course or fixed direction; SYN. bend, turn away.
ETYM Latin de + via way, road.
1. To be at variance with; be out of line with; SYN. vary, diverge, depart.
2. To cause to turn away from a previous or expected course.
3. To turn aside; turn away from; SYN. divert.
To turn aside esp. from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing or speaking; SYN. stray, divagate, wander.
To send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one.
1. To provide with or divert by means of an electrical shunt.
2. To transfer to another track, of trains.
To turn or place at an angle
1. To wander from a direct course or at random; SYN. err, drift.
2. To wander from a direct or straight course; SYN. sidetrack, depart, digress, straggle.
ETYM Prov. Eng.
1. To make a shift in or exchange of; SYN. change over, shift, turn around.
2. To lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; SYN. shift, change.