Synonyms of deflect in English:

deflect


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verb

1‘the bullet was deflected sideways’

SYNONYMS

turn aside, turn away, divert, avert, sidetrack

distract, draw away

block, parry, stop, fend off, stave off

2‘the ball deflected off the centre half’

SYNONYMS

bounce, glance, ricochet

turn aside, turn away, turn, alter course, change course, change direction, diverge, deviate

veer, swerve, slew, drift, bend, swing, twist, curve