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synonyms for deflect

  • avert
  • bend
  • cover up
  • divert
  • hook
  • pivot
  • ricochet
  • slip
  • swerve
  • veer
  • whip
  • curve
  • deviate
  • disperse
  • diverge
  • fend
  • parry
  • sheer
  • shy
  • sidetrack
  • slew
  • twist
  • wheel
  • whirl
  • wind
  • glance off
  • hold off
  • keep off
  • volte-face
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antonyms for deflect

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  • stay
  • straighten
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How to use deflect in a sentence

It was inevitable, then, that the host would seek to deflect the attention of his viewers to Ocasio-Cortez, hypocrisy notwithstanding.
IN ATTACKING OCASIO-CORTEZ, TUCKER CARLSON MAXES OUT ON HYPOCRISYERIK WEMPLEFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Capitals defenseman Zdeno Chara, who was facing his former team, had a scare with 12 seconds remaining in the first period when a puck deflected off his stick and hit him in the face.
ALEX OVECHKIN RETURNS, SCORES OVERTIME WINNER AS CAPITALS BEAT BRUINS, 4-3SAMANTHA PELLJANUARY 31, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has sought to deflect blame, noting the role of smaller, right-leaning services such as Parler and Gab.
FACEBOOK’S SANDBERG DEFLECTED BLAME FOR CAPITOL RIOT, BUT NEW EVIDENCE SHOWS HOW PLATFORM PLAYED ROLEELIZABETH DWOSKINJANUARY 13, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Eagles’ Doug Pederson deflects tanking criticism in wake of questionable calls in finaleThe Eagles, with the season-ending loss, finished three spots higher in the draft order than they would have landed with a victory.
DOUG PEDERSON OUSTED AS COACH OF PHILADELPHIA EAGLES, LESS THAN THREE YEARS AFTER SUPER BOWL VICTORYMARK MASKEJANUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Or, since he can’t seem to relate to you as anything but his subordinate, she might prefer to step in herself to deflect his requests and intrusions, up to and including pulling him out of your meetings.
I’VE BEEN PROMOTED, BUT MY OLD BOSS STILL SEEMS TO THINK I WORK FOR HIMKARLA MILLERJANUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He scripted a play for Daman Tate, who drove into the lane and spun but had his floater deflected by Austin Butler of Holy Cross.
WITH BOTH TEAMS IN MASKS, BOSTON UNIVERSITY AND HOLY CROSS ADJUST TO THE CIRCUMSTANCESGLYNN A. HILLJANUARY 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Minnesota had to move only 18 yards after linebacker Hardy Nickerson’s interception of a Brees pass deflected by Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders.
ALVIN KAMARA’S SIX-TOUCHDOWN GREATNESS GIVES THE SAINTS ANOTHER DIVISION CROWNMARK MASKEDECEMBER 26, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Frank managed to deflect the automatic's muzzle from himself.
THE PLANET STRAPPERSRAYMOND ZINKE GALLUN
It was announced with official emphasis that no opposition would deflect the Government from its purpose.
THE EVOLUTION OF SINN FEINROBERT MITCHELL HENRY
There is a wellnigh infinite number of influences to deflect us from the safe and certain course.
WHEN THE HOLY GHOST IS COMES. L. BRENGLE
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WORDS RELATED TO DEFLECT

  • avoid
  • deflect
  • deter
  • divert
  • fend off
  • foil
  • forestall
  • frustrate
  • halt
  • look away
  • preclude
  • prevent
  • rule out
  • shove aside
  • shunt
  • stave off
  • turn
  • turn aside
  • turn away
  • ward off
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