Deflect

  • 1 deflect — de*flect (d[ e]*fl[e^]kt ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deflected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deflecting}.] [L. deflectere; de + flectere to bend or turn. See {Flexible}.] To cause to turn aside; to bend; as, rays of light are often deflected; to deflect a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Deflect — est un maxi single de Leila sorti en juillet 2008 chez Warp Records. Le morceau Deflect figure dans l album Blood, Looms and Blooms. Il existe en vinyle EP et en maxi cd. Liste des morceaux Deflect (3:24) Voix : Martina Topley Bird Duwayne… …

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  • 3 Deflect — De*flect , v. i. To turn aside; to deviate from a right or a horizontal line, or from a proper position, course or direction; to swerve. [1913 Webster] At some part of the Azores, the needle deflecteth not, but lieth in the true meridian. Sir T.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 deflect — index avert, counter, deter, detour, deviate, discourage, divert, parry, prevent, repe …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 deflect — 1550s, from L. deflectere to bend (something) aside or downward, from de away (see DE (Cf. de )) + flectere to bend. Originally transitive, the intrans. sense is first recorded 1640s. Related: Deflected; deflecting …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 deflect — *turn, divert, avert, sheer Analogous words: deviate, depart, diverge, *swerve, veer, digress: bend, *curve, twist …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 deflect — [v] bounce off; turn aside avert, bend, cover up, curve, deviate, disperse, diverge, divert, fend, glance off, hold off, hook, keep off, parry, pivot, ricochet, sheer, shy, sidetrack, slew, slip, swerve, twist, veer, volte face, wheel, whip,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 deflect — ► VERB ▪ turn aside from from a straight course or intended purpose. DERIVATIVES deflective adjective deflector noun. ORIGIN Latin deflectere, from flectere to bend …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 deflect — [dē flekt′, diflekt′] vt., vi. [L deflectere < de , from + flectere, to bend] to turn or make go to one side; bend; swerve deflective adj. deflector n …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 deflect — [[t]dɪfle̱kt[/t]] deflects, deflecting, deflected 1) VERB If you deflect something such as criticism or attention, you act in a way that prevents it from being directed towards you or affecting you. [V n] Cage changed his name to deflect… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 deflect — UK [dɪˈflekt] / US verb Word forms deflect : present tense I/you/we/they deflect he/she/it deflects present participle deflecting past tense deflected past participle deflected 1) [transitive] to direct criticism, attention, or blame away from… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 deflect — de|flect [dıˈflekt] v [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: deflectere to bend down, turn away ] 1.) [I and T] if someone or something deflects something that is moving, or if it deflects, it turns in a different direction ▪ Connor deflected the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 deflect — de|flect [ dı flekt ] verb 1. ) transitive to direct criticism, attention, or blame away from yourself toward someone else: The company was criticized for trying to deflect the blame for the accident. deflect something from something: It was… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 deflect — verb 1 (I, T) to turn in a different direction, especially after hitting something else, or to make something do this: The waves are deflected by the lifeboat s high narrow bows. 2 deflect attention/criticism/anger etc to stop people criticizing… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 deflect — v. (D; tr.) to deflect from * * * [dɪ flekt] (D; tr.) to deflect from …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 deflect — verb 1) she wanted to deflect attention from herself Syn: turn aside/away, divert, avert, sidetrack; distract, draw away; block, parry, fend off, stave off 2) the ball deflected off the wall Syn: bounce …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 deflect — verb Etymology: Latin deflectere to bend down, turn aside, from de + flectere to bend Date: circa 1555 transitive verb to turn aside especially from a straight course or fixed direction intransitive verb to turn aside ; deviate • deflectable …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 deflect — deflectable, adj. deflector, n. /di flekt /, v.t., v.i. to bend or turn aside; turn from a true course or straight line; swerve. [1545 55; < L deflectere to bend down, turn aside, equiv. to de DE + flectere to bend, turn] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 19 deflect — verb a) To make (something) deviate from original path. b) To deviate from original path …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 deflect — Synonyms and related words: angle, angle off, anticipate, arch, avert, bar, bear off, bend, bend back, bias, blunt, bow, change, chill, cool, crook, curl, curve, damp, dampen, debar, decurve, deter, deviate, diffract, diffuse, disaffect,… …

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