to deflect

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To make (something) deviate from original path
To deviate from original path
to cause to turn aside or downward
draw someone's attention away from something; "The thief distracted the bystanders"; "He deflected his competitors"
{v} to turn aside or away, to deviate
To deflect someone from a course of action means to make them decide not to continue with it by putting pressure on them or by offering them something desirable. The war did not deflect him from the path he had long ago taken Never let a little problem deflect you
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. Cage changed his name to deflect accusations of nepotism It's a maneuver to deflect the attention of the people from what is really happening
impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack"
turn aside
turn from a straight course , fixed direction, or line of interest
To cause to turn aside; to bend; as, rays of light are often deflected
To bend or deform under weight
Bend or twist under load
{f} turn from a straight course, deviate, swerve
To compress, usually by a specified amount or percentage
To make (sth) deviate from original path
To turn aside; to deviate from a right or a horizontal line, or from a proper position, course or direction; to swerve
prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"
If you deflect something that is moving, you make it go in a slightly different direction, for example by hitting or blocking it. My forearm deflected most of the first punch
to deflect