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deflect

de·flect

deflect

pronunciation:
dih flekt
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: deflected, deflecting, deflects
definition: to turn aside or slant away from a straight course; swerve.
similar words:
deviate, divert, parry, turn, ward
derivation: deflector (n.)
Word Parts
The word deflect contains the following part:
flect, flex Latin root that means bend