Learn English Words the Easy Way Series – Deflect (v) 轻松学习英语单词系列 – Deflect（动词）
This series is particularly tailored for people learning English – English words particularly. Like many languages, English words can be broken down into parts; each part has its own meaning, contributing to the overall meaning of the word itself. Understanding how each word is put together with “parts” helps a learner remember English words easier.
Deflect (v) （动词）
Phonetics 音标: [ di-ˈflekt ]
To turn criticism, attention, or blame away from yourself to someone else.
In Part 分解部份:
de + flect
aside + bend + (v)
撇开 + 弯曲（动词）
Deflect is a verb that contains the word root – flect which means bend. The prefix de- means off, aside, so together, the literal meaning of Deflect is “bend off” which can help you remember its actual meaning: To turn criticism, attention, or blame away from yourself to someone else.
The defense attorney was able to deflect the prosecutor’s questioning.
The parents had to deflect any embarrassing topic their boy would suddenly start to discuss.
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