Edna Hill developed new resources as an encourager, a diverter, and an unfailing optimist in regard to the outcome.
Diversion of water from an irrigation ditch in which the diverter has no interest is not a very serious offense.
early 15c., from Middle French divertir (14c.), from Latin divertere "to turn in different directions," blended with devertere "turn aside," from dis- "aside" and de- "from" + vertere "to turn" (see versus). Related: Diverted; diverting.