Synonyms of 'deflect'
to turn or cause to turn aside from a coursea manoeuvre to deflect our attention from what was happening
to turn or cause to turn aside from a courseHis forearm deflected most of the punch.
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in the sense of avert
to turn away
He kept his eyes averted.
in the sense of bend
to form a curve
Bend the bar into a horseshoe.
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