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Another word for deflect

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Verb
  1. To cause to move, especially at an angle

      1. To reverse one's or its course; start to move, go, etc. in the opposite direction
      2. To change the position of so that the underside becomes the upper side:
      3. To divert or deflect:
      1. To cause (a ray or wave of light, heat, or sound) to undergo refraction
      2. (Medicine) To determine the refraction of (an eye, for example).
      3. To deflect (light, for example) from a straight path by refraction.
      1. To assume a curved, crooked, or angular form or direction:
      2. To force (an object) into a curved or crooked form, or (back) to its original form, by turning, pulling, pressing, etc.
      3. To turn or be turned from a straight line or from some direction or position
      1. (Sports) To hit (a ball or puck, for example) at an angle.
      2. To move or turn (something) at an angle:
      3. To move or bend at an angle or by means of angles
    See also:

    straight

  2. To change the direction or course of

      1. To change direction; shift; turn or swing around
      2. To turn or swing; change the course of
      3. To turn
      1. To reverse one's or its course; start to move, go, etc. in the opposite direction
      2. To change the position of so that the underside becomes the upper side:
      3. To divert or deflect:
      1. To cause (a hanging object) to sway backward and forward; specif., to cause (a person on a swing) to move backward and forward by pushing or pulling the swing
      2. To move or wave (a weapon, tool, bat, etc.) with a sweeping motion; flourish; brandish
      3. (--- Informal) To move, travel, or come (by, over to, around to, etc.) in a casual manner, as by automobile
      1. To change gears, as when driving an automobile.
      2. To move or transfer from one person, place, or position to another
      3. To get along by tricky or evasive means.
      1. To mount on, attach by, or provide with a pivot or pivots.
      2. To cause to rotate, revolve, or turn:
      3. To turn on or as if on a pivot
      1. To turn (a person or thing) aside from a course, direction, etc. into another; deflect
      2. To turn aside from a course or direction:
      3. To turn aside.
      1. To turn aside from a course or way:
      2. To cause to turn aside or differ.
      3. To turn aside (from a course, direction, standard, doctrine, etc.); diverge; digress
      1. To keep from happening; ward off; prevent
      2. To turn away:
      3. To turn away
    See also:

    change

Another word for deflect

Verb
      1. To counter or ward off (criticism, a prying question, etc.) by a clever or evasive response
      2. To deflect or ward off (a fencing thrust, for example).
      3. To ward off or deflect (a blow, the thrust of a sword, etc.)
      1. To turn aside.
      2. To turn aside from a course or direction:
      3. To turn (a person or thing) aside from a course, direction, etc. into another; deflect
      1. To cause (light rays, for example) to diverge; deflect.
      2. To depart from a given viewpoint, practice, etc.; differ
      3. To go or move in different directions from a common point or from each other; branch off
      1. To climb or move upward by winding or turning.
      2. To turn aside or be turned aside from a straight path or established pattern.
      3. To turn aside or cause to turn aside sharply or suddenly from a straight line, course, etc.
    See also:

    veer

    turn