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de*flect" (d&euptack_;*flĕkt"), 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 punch; to deflect criticism by acknowledging a mistake.
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Sitting with their knees deflected under them. Lord (1630).
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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.
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At some part of the Azores, the needle deflecteth not, but lieth in the true meridian. Sir T. Browne.
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To deflect from the line of truth and reason. Warburton.
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