Deflect synonyms

dĭ-flĕkt'
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To cause to turn aside or differ.
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To change so as to be; become:
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To turn aside from a course or established direction; swerve:
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To keep from happening; prevent:
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(Nautical) To fasten:
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To cause to strike an object or a surface and rebound:
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To collide and rebound; glance:
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(Engineering) To admit or turn something for the purpose of shaping it; said of a lathe.
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To turn aside or cause to turn aside sharply or suddenly from a straight line, course, etc.
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To turn aside from a course or direction:
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(Intransitive, literally of a line or path) To separate, to tend into a different direction (from another line or path).
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To direct or send on a detour.
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To attract (the attention) away from its original focus; divert.
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(Optics) To cause (light) to change direction as a result of entering a different medium.
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To rebound at least once from a surface.
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To move or turn (something) at an angle:
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To pivot is to turn or spin around a center point.
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(Linguistics) To alter phonetically as part of a systematic historical change.
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In a straight line or direction; unswervingly
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To transfer from (one conveyance) to another:
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To deflect or ward off a thrust or blow.
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(Sports) To impede an opponent.
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(Intransitive) to rotate the body or head so as not to face someone or something
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To exclude or shut out; bar.
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(Dated) To prohibit; to forbid; to avert.
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To bypass a requirement or make it unnecessary; to avoid a future problem or difficult situation.
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(Idiomatic) to prevent something from happening; to obviate or avert
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To ward off; to drive (something) away; to turn away; to defend against; to repel with force or effort.
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To refrain from (doing something):
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