The correct answer is turn aside.
A. plunge headlong
B. proceed in different directions
C. turn aside
The correct answer is (C) To turn aside (from a course or direction); to deflect (from, to,); to turn aside. Also, to draw away attention of. Finally, to distract from serious occupation, entertain; or amuse.
Divert comes from Old French divertir, Latin divertere (turn in different directions, turn away).
Examples of use:
- To financier was diverting the funds to his own account.
- The incident diverted her attention.