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deflect

Synonyms of deflect in English:

verb

  • 1 she wanted to deflect attention from herself
    turn aside/away, divert, avert, sidetrack;
    distract, draw away;
    block, parry, fend off, stave off
  • 2 the ball deflected off the wall
    bounce, glance, ricochet, carom;
    diverge, deviate, veer, swerve, slew
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