Deviate synonyms

dē'vē-āt'

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To move without a destination or purpose; wander:
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To turn aside, especially to depart temporarily from the main subject in writing or speaking; stray.
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To turn aside or cause to turn aside sharply or suddenly from a straight line, course, etc.
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To turn or make go to one side
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To throw (something) with a swift motion; fling.
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To be different or diverse; differ
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To change sides; shift, as from one opinion or attitude to another
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(Intransitive) to stray off from a subject, focus, or course
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To go or move in different directions from a common point or from each other; branch off
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To vary, as from a regular course; deviate:
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To deviate from the established moral code; do wrong
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To behave in a manner that does not conform to morality or norms:
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(Intransitive) To come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to advance nearer.
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To transfer from (one conveyance) to another:
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Differing from a norm or from the accepted standards of a society.
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One who practices sexual perversion.
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To turn aside from a course or direction:
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To act, often unquestioningly, in accordance with traditional customs or prevailing standards:
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(Intransitive with on) To reduce consumption.
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Alternative form of march to the beat of a different drum.
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(Idiomatic) To remain in an existing position.
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Detour is defined as to create or go down a route that is different than the usual route.
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To be carried along by or as by a current
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To become forfeit or void because of failure to pay the premium at the stipulated time
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To wander aimlessly or idly; ramble
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To cause to sheer
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To sideline; to push aside; to divert or distract from, reducing (something) to a secondary or subordinate position.
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To bend or twist out of shape; distort
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To proceed with (doing an activity); to prolong (an activity).
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To raise:
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stray from normal path
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(Nautical) To tack; put on the other tack.
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To follow an irregularly winding course of motion or growth:
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To keep from happening; ward off; prevent
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To pivot is to turn or spin around a center point.
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(Linguistics) To alter phonetically as part of a systematic historical change.
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(Engineering) To admit or turn something for the purpose of shaping it; said of a lathe.
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To change so as to be; become:
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To inform (someone) of the latter's error.
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One whose sexual behavior differs from the accepted norm
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Either of two divisions, male and female, into which most sexually reproducing organisms are grouped. Sex is usually determined by anatomy, the makeup of the sex chromosomes, and the type and amount of hormones produced. When the sex of an organism is determined by the sex chromosomes, males and females are generally produced in equal numbers. In other organisms, such as bees and wasps, in which females develop from fertilized eggs and males develop from unfertilized eggs, distribution of the sexes is unequal.
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The definition of aberrant is something that does not follow the correct or expected course or something that is not typical or normal.
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A degenerate person, esp. one who is morally depraved or sexually perverted
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Synonym Study

  • Digress suggests a wandering, often deliberate and temporary, from the main topic in speaking or writing
  • Diverge suggests the branching of a single path or course into two courses leading away from each other stay to the left when the road diverges
  • Veer , originally used of wind and ships, suggests a turning or series of turnings so as to change direction
  • Swerve implies a sudden or sharp turning from a path, course, etc. the car swerved to avoid hitting us
  • Deviate suggests a turning aside, often to only a slight degree, from the correct or prescribed course, standard, doctrine, etc. to deviate from the truth
Find another word for deviate. In this page you can discover 70 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for deviate, like: stray, digress, swerve, cut across, deflect, shy, vary, turn aside, veer, bear off and go out of control.