Divert vs Parry - What's the difference?
As a verb divert
is to turn aside from a course.
As a proper noun parry is
To turn aside from a course.
- The workers diverted the stream away from the road.
- that crude apple that diverted Eve
To entertain or amuse (by diverting the attention)
* C. J. Smith
- Don't let him divert your attention; keep your eye on the ball.
(obsolete) To turn aside; to digress.
- We are amused by a tale, diverted by a comedy.
- I diverted to see one of the prince's palaces. — Evelyn.
* (to lead away from a course) offlead
* (l) (obsolete)
A defensive or deflective action; an act of parrying.
(fencing) A simple defensive action designed to deflect an attack, performed with the forte of the blade.
* beat parry
* opposition parry
* yielding parry
To avoid, deflect, or ward off (an attack, a blow, an argument, etc.).
, date=September 28
, author=Tom Rostance
, title=Arsenal 2 - 1 Olympiakos
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=Wojciech Szczesny was then called into action twice in a minute to parry fierce drives from Djebbour and Torossidis as Arsenal's back four looked all at sea.}}