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Synonyms for deflect

Synonyms for (verb) deflect

Synonyms: block, deflect, parry Definition: impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball) Usage: block an attack

Similar words: fence Definition: fight with fencing swords

Synonyms: deflect, distract Definition: draw someone's attention away from something Usage: The thief distracted the bystanders; He deflected his competitors

Similar words: flurry, put off, disconcert, confuse Definition: cause to feel embarrassment Usage: The constant attention of the young man confused her

Synonyms: deflect Definition: turn aside and away from an initial or intended course

Similar words: turn Definition: change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense Usage: Turn towards me; The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face; She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs

Synonyms: bend, deflect, turn away Definition: turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest

Similar words: turn Definition: change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense Usage: Turn towards me; The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face; She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs

Synonyms: forefend, forfend, fend off, stave off, avert, avoid, obviate, debar, deflect, ward off, head off Definition: prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening Usage: Let's avoid a confrontation; head off a confrontation; avert a strike

Similar words: forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent Definition: keep from happening or arising; make impossible Usage: My sense of tact forbids an honest answer; Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project