I am not able to understand the difference between “divert” and “deviate”.
This website mentioned above tries to explain but still, the 2 meanings look the same. Even if I Google the answer, this is what WikiDiff snippet says:
“is that deviate is to go off course from; to change course; to change plans while divert is to turn aside from a course.”
Hep me out.
Divert is a transitive verb (needs an object) (you divert something)
C2 to cause something or someone to change direction:
Traffic will be diverted through the side streets while the main road
Our flight had to be diverted to Newark because of the
Deviate is an intransitive verb (does not have an object) (something deviates).
to go in a different direction:
The path follows the river closely, occasionally deviating around a
clump of trees.
Cambridge Dictionary links: