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Verb: deviate  'dee-vee,eyt
  1. Turn aside; turn away from
    - divert
     
  2. Be at variance with; be out of line with
    - vary, diverge, depart
     
  3. Cause to turn away from a previous or expected course
    "The river was deviated to prevent flooding"
Noun: deviate  'dee-vee,eyt
  1. A person whose behaviour deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behaviour
    - pervert, deviant, degenerate
Adjective: deviate  'dee-vee,eyt
  1. Markedly different from an accepted norm
    "deviate behaviour";
    - aberrant, deviant

Derived forms: deviated, deviating, deviates

See also: abnormal, unnatural

Type of: differ, divert, miscreant, reprobate, turn

Antonym: conform

Encyclopedia: Deviate