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1. deflect

verb. ['dɪˈflɛkt'] impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball).

Synonyms

  • parry
  • fence

Antonyms

  • decriminalise
  • legalize
  • permit

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Rhymes with Deflect

  • teleconnect
  • overprotect
  • interconnect
  • disrespect
  • reinspect
  • misdirect
  • disinfect
  • disconnect
  • reconnect
  • recollect
  • nondirect
  • interject
  • disaffect
  • suspect
  • subject
  • resurrect
  • respect
  • reflect
  • reelect
  • redirect
  • project
  • neglect
  • intersect
  • inspect
  • indirect
  • incorrect
  • expect
  • confect
  • unchecked
  • select

Sentences with deflect


1. Verb, base form
The belt should be tight enough to deflect one inch, no more or less.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Floor joists deflect or bow slightly over time, especially when the joists cover long spans.

Quotes about deflect


1. The only way I could get comfortable around people was to make them laugh. I was an obedient girl, and humor was my one form of rebellion. I used comedy to deflect. Like, 'Hey, check out my zit!' - you know, making fun of yourself before someone else has a chance to.
- Tina Fey

2. All I do is have fun. When I'm not working, it's about making people laugh. I love making jokes about things. Even when someone's mad at me, I'll deflect anger with humor. My days are filled with laughter. If I'm not laughing, I'm not happy.
- Drew Fuller

3. Humor can bring people under the tent. And a good joke can deflect some of the intensity surrounding a serious subject.
- Ted Danson

2. deflect

verb. ['dɪˈflɛkt'] turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest.

Synonyms

  • turn away
  • bend

Antonyms

  • let
  • reassure
  • orient

3. deflect

verb. ['dɪˈflɛkt'] prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening.

Synonyms

  • forestall
  • foreclose
  • forbid
  • stave off
  • forefend
  • avert
  • obviate
  • forfend
  • debar
  • avoid
  • ward off
  • preclude
  • fend off
  • prevent

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • attract
  • encourage
  • hearten

4. deflect

verb. ['dɪˈflɛkt'] turn aside and away from an initial or intended course.

Antonyms

  • attack

5. deflect

verb. ['dɪˈflɛkt'] draw someone's attention away from something.

Synonyms

  • confuse
  • flurry
  • put off
  • disconcert

Antonyms

  • allow
  • necessitate
  • confront
  • validate
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