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synonyms for distract

  • amuse
  • bewilder
  • detract
  • disturb
  • divert
  • entertain
  • fluster
  • mislead
  • perplex
  • puzzle
  • trouble
  • abstract
  • addle
  • agitate
  • befuddle
  • beguile
  • confound
  • derange
  • discompose
  • disconcert
  • engross
  • harass
  • madden
  • occupy
  • sidetrack
  • stall
  • torment
  • unbalance
  • unhinge
  • call away
  • catch flies
  • draw away
  • frenzy
  • lead astray
  • lead away
  • mix up
  • throw off
  • turn aside
See also synonyms for: distracted / distracting / distracts
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antonyms for distract

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  • anger
  • bore
  • calm
  • clarify
  • clear up
  • comfort
  • explain
  • tire
  • upset
  • help
  • make happy
  • soothe
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Its contemporary, sturdy design won’t distract you from the task at hand, but helps easily recall a date while you’re taking phone calls or mapping out your month.
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They may have the sun in their eyes or become distracted by a mosquito.
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Yet many business leaders are distracted from that mission at best—and, at worst, perpetuating bias themselves.
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If the ellipse persists in your visual system, your decision between the two should be slower, because the coin’s ellipse would distract you from the actual ellipse.
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Getting bogged down on any specific ranking factor is not a good idea and can distract you from your business goals.
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Putting systems into cars that can recognize and collect data about our emotions under the guise of preventing accidents due to the state of mind of being distracted or the physical state of being sleepy, then, seems a bit like a bait and switch.
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I do not let them get distracted by outside things before doing homework.
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Everyone is distracted with what’s going on in the world, you need a really succinct way of getting your story across.
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He was so full of pretty ways and dainty devices for to distract my mind, I never thought of counting.
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Irresponsible as he is, he must be allowed to move about without anything to distract his attention.
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WORDS RELATED TO DISTRACT

  • alarm
  • argue
  • arouse
  • bug
  • bug up
  • burn up
  • confuse
  • craze
  • debate
  • discompose
  • disconcert
  • discuss
  • dispute
  • disquiet
  • distract
  • disturb
  • egg on
  • examine
  • excite
  • ferment
  • flurry
  • fluster
  • get to
  • incite
  • inflame
  • make flip
  • move
  • perturb
  • psych
  • rouse
  • ruffle
  • spook
  • stimulate
  • stir
  • trouble
  • turn on
  • unhinge
  • upset
  • ventilate
  • work up
  • worry
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.