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What is another word for deflects?

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To turn or cause to turn aside from a course
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“All free-moving objects seem to deflect from a straight-line path because the earth rotates under them.”
To ricochet or glance off a surface
“There was a large tree hanging over it, and to play it well you had to figure out which way the ball would deflect off the branches.”
To repel or defend against something, typically an attack
“They wore mirrored armor that would deflect a number of shots until the enamel wore off and only plain steel lay beneath.”
To divert or distract (someone) from a main issue or course of action
“There are times when you may have to deflect questions that are too sensitive or personal.”
To avoid, lessen, or guard against
To divert one's mind or attention (to something else)
To avoid, deflect, or ward off (an attack, a blow, an argument, etc)
(of an action or event) To prevent from happening
To speak in opposition to
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