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deflect

verb

1 deflect

Prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening.

synonyms: avert, avoid, debar, fend off, forefend, forfend, head off, obviate, stave off, ward off.

Dutch: afwenden, afweren, bewaren, overbodig, verhoeden, verijdelen, vermijden, voorkomen



2 deflect

Turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest.

synonyms: bend, turn away.

Roget 245: be curved, etc. adj.; curve, sweep, sway, swag, sag; deviate etc. 279; curl, turn; reenter.    ... show more

Roget 279: alter one's course, deviate, depart from, turn, trend; bend, curve etc. 245; swerve, heel, bear off; gybe, wear.    ... show more

Dutch: bevestigen, knopen, buigen, vastmaken, kromlopen

3 deflect

Turn aside and away from an initial or intended course.

4 deflect

Draw someone's attention away from something:
— He deflected his competitors.

synonym: distract.

Dutch: afleiden

5 deflect

Impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball).

synonyms: block, parry.


Moby thesaurus: angle, angle off, anticipate, arch, avert, bar, bear off, bend, bend back, bias, blunt, bow, change, chill, cool, crook, curl, curve, damp, dampen ... show more.

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