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divert

verb avertere, cause to bend, cause to curve, cause to deviate, cause to turn from, change the course of, deducere, deflect, derivare, deter, deviate, distract, draw aside, draw away, misappropriate, misdirect, mislead, parry, pull aside, push aside, put off the track, redirect, shift, shunt, sidetrack, swerve, turn aside, veer
Associated concepts: diversion of assets, diversion of corpooate funds, diversion of proceeds, diversion of public funds to a private purpose, diversion of trust funds, illegal diverrion, unlawful diversion
See also: alleviate, avert, cloak, deter, detour, digress, discourage, entice, hold up, misemploy, peculate, pervert, repel, rob
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The technology with which these robots of death will be produced promises to be eminently divertible, and it is only a matter of time before the world's conventional armed forces will face a far more insidious and elusive enemy.
Do No Harm," "Smart-Aid," and "Africa-lite" approaches advocate a reduction in divertible assets, tighter monitoring of distributions, and precise targeting of recipients.
They believe that money is readily divertible from secular to sectarian use and/or that secular and religious activities/instruction are so inextricably intertwined, that there is no feasible way of ensuring that the aid is used only for secular activities and instruction.