Deviate and Deflect


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Deviate verb – To change one's course or direction.
Deflect is a synonym for deviate in movement topic. In some cases you can use "Deflect" instead a verb "Deviate", when it comes to topics like change, bend, deform, stray from normal path. popular alternative
Nearby Words: deviation, deviant, deviating, deviance
Synonyms for Deviate


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Deflect verb – To change the course or direction of (something).
Usage example: the wind deflected the Frisbee just as I was about to lunge for it

Deviate is a synonym for deflect in movement topic. You can use "Deviate" instead a verb "Deflect", if it concerns topics such as change, bend, turn aside, deform. popular alternative
Nearby Words: deflection, deflected, deflecting, deflector, deflective
Synonyms for Deflect

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times deviate times deflect times
members deviate members deflect members
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