deflect


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de·flect

 (dĭ-flĕkt′)
intr. & tr.v. de·flect·ed, de·flect·ing, de·flects
To turn aside or cause to turn aside; bend or deviate.

[Latin dēflectere : dē-, de- + flectere, to bend.]

de·flect′a·ble adj.
de·flec′tive adj.
de·flec′tor n.

deflect

(dɪˈflɛkt)
vb
to turn or cause to turn aside from a course; swerve
[C17: from Latin dēflectere, from flectere to bend]
deˈflector n

de•flect

(dɪˈflɛkt)

v.t., v.i.
to bend or turn aside; turn from a true course.
[1545–55; < Latin dēflectere to bend down, turn aside]
de•flect′a•ble, adj.
de•flec′tive, adj.
de•flec′tor, n.

deflect


Past participle: deflected
Gerund: deflecting

Imperative
deflect
deflect
Present
I deflect
you deflect
he/she/it deflects
we deflect
you deflect
they deflect
Preterite
I deflected
you deflected
he/she/it deflected
we deflected
you deflected
they deflected
Present Continuous
I am deflecting
you are deflecting
he/she/it is deflecting
we are deflecting
you are deflecting
they are deflecting
Present Perfect
I have deflected
you have deflected
he/she/it has deflected
we have deflected
you have deflected
they have deflected
Past Continuous
I was deflecting
you were deflecting
he/she/it was deflecting
we were deflecting
you were deflecting
they were deflecting
Past Perfect
I had deflected
you had deflected
he/she/it had deflected
we had deflected
you had deflected
they had deflected
Future
I will deflect
you will deflect
he/she/it will deflect
we will deflect
you will deflect
they will deflect
Future Perfect
I will have deflected
you will have deflected
he/she/it will have deflected
we will have deflected
you will have deflected
they will have deflected
Future Continuous
I will be deflecting
you will be deflecting
he/she/it will be deflecting
we will be deflecting
you will be deflecting
they will be deflecting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been deflecting
you have been deflecting
he/she/it has been deflecting
we have been deflecting
you have been deflecting
they have been deflecting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been deflecting
you will have been deflecting
he/she/it will have been deflecting
we will have been deflecting
you will have been deflecting
they will have been deflecting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been deflecting
you had been deflecting
he/she/it had been deflecting
we had been deflecting
you had been deflecting
they had been deflecting
Conditional
I would deflect
you would deflect
he/she/it would deflect
we would deflect
you would deflect
they would deflect
Past Conditional
I would have deflected
you would have deflected
he/she/it would have deflected
we would have deflected
you would have deflected
they would have deflected
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.deflect - prevent the occurrence ofdeflect - prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"
foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent, forbid - keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"
2.deflect - turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest
turn - change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"
3.deflect - turn aside and away from an initial or intended course
turn - change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"
4.deflect - draw someone's attention away from something; "The thief distracted the bystanders"; "He deflected his competitors"
disconcert, flurry, confuse, put off - cause to feel embarrassment; "The constant attention of the young man confused her"
5.deflect - impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)deflect - impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack"
fence - fight with fencing swords

deflect

verb
1. distract, divert, sidetrack, draw away, turn aside a manoeuvre to deflect our attention from what was happening
2. turn aside, turn, bend, twist, sidetrack His forearm deflected most of the punch.

deflect

verb
1. To cause to move, especially at an angle:
2. To change the direction or course of:
Translations
يَتَجَنَّب، يَتَحاشى
odklonitodvést stranou
afbødeafbøjeaflede
elterel
defletteredeviare
nukreipimas į šalįnukreipti į šalį
novirzītnovirzīties
yön değiştirmek

deflect

[dɪˈflekt]
A. VT [+ ball, bullet] → desviar (fig) [+ person] → desviar (from de)
B. VI [ball, bullet] → desviarse

deflect

[dɪˈflɛkt] vt
[+ criticism] → détourner, faire dévier; [+ attention] → détourner
(= deter) to deflect sb → détourner qn de sa route
to deflect sb from sth → détourner qn de qch
[+ shot, punch] → faire dévier

deflect

vtablenken; ballablenken, abfälschen; steam, air currentableiten, ablenken; (Phys) lightbeugen
vi (compass needle)ausschlagen; (projectile)abweichen

deflect

[dɪˈflɛkt] vt (ball, bullet, attention, criticism) → (far) deviare; (person) to deflect (from)distogliere (da)

deflect

(diˈflekt) verb
to turn aside (from a fixed course or direction). He deflected the blow with his arm.
deˈflection (-ʃən) noun
References in classic literature ?
Past the veranda they raced, pouring a deadly fire into the kneeling Waziri who discharged their volley of arrows from behind their long, oval shields--shields well adapted, perhaps, to stop a hostile arrow, or deflect a spear; but futile, quite, before the leaden missiles of the riflemen.
"In aggravated cases, that is when the obstructions are many, or of such a nature as to deflect the bow more than forty-five degrees in any direction, or when the craft has reached its destination and dropped to within a hundred yards of the ground, the mechanism brings her to a full stop, at the same time sounding a loud alarm which will instantly awaken the pilot.
"We may stop here, and die of asphyxiation when our atmosphere tanks are empty," replied Perry, "or we may continue on with the slight hope that we may later sufficiently deflect the prospector from the vertical to carry us along the arc of a great circle which must eventually return us to the surface.
If the Portuguese were biassed by any particular views, another bias equally powerful may have deflected the Frenchman from the truth, for they evidently write with contrary designs: the Portuguese, to make their mission seem more necessary, endeavoured to place in the strongest light the differences between the Abyssinian and Roman Church; but the great Ludolfus, laying hold on the advantage, reduced these later writers to prove their conformity.
It happened that there was a sharp turn in the river at the point where the slough entered, and the whole main current of the river was deflected to the other bank.
As soon as they were through with me I hastened to the chariot of Dejah Thoris, where I found my poor Sola with her chest swathed in bandages, but apparently little the worse for her encounter with Sarkoja, whose dagger it seemed had struck the edge of one of Sola's metal breast ornaments and, thus deflected, had inflicted but a slight flesh wound.
As he shook his head free from the commotion of the smitten water he heard the deflected shot humming through the air ahead, and in an instant it was cracking and smashing the branches in the forest beyond.
But he was deflected by the crash of the mainsheet blocks on the stout deck- traveller, as the mainsail, emptied of the wind and feeling the wind on the other side, swung crazily across above him.
The ape-man grinned and crossed quickly to the opposite side of the street, for his delicate senses indicated that at this point the breeze stirring through the city streets and deflected by the opposite wall would now blow from the lion toward him as the beast passed, whereas if he remained upon the side of the street upon which he had been walking when he discovered the carnivore, his scent would have been borne to the nostrils of the animal, and Tarzan was sufficiently jungle-wise to realize that while he might deceive the eyes of man and beast he could not so easily disguise from the nostrils of one of the great cats that he was a creature of a different species from the inhabitants of the city, the only human beings, possibly, that Numa was familiar with.
With a bound he was upon his feet and at the same instant brought his other gun from his side and levelled it upon the man who had released him; but as his finger tightened upon the trigger Virginia Maxon sprang between them and grasping von Horn's wrist deflected the muzzle of the gun just as the cartridge exploded.
"Rheumatism is still the great mystery," Doctor Emory said, returning to Daughtry as if deflected by the thought.
The ball had evidently been fired from the opposite side of the room, for in one of the oaken beams overhead was a shallow blue dint, where it had struck a knot and been deflected downward to the breast of its victim.