Synonyms and Antonyms for deflect

1. deflect (v.)

impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)

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2. deflect (v.)

turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest

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3. deflect (v.)

turn aside and away from an initial or intended course

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4. deflect (v.)

draw someone's attention away from something

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5. deflect (v.)

prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening

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