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Another word for deviate

Verb
  1. To turn away from a prescribed course of action or conduct

  2. See also:

    correct

    approach

  3. To turn aside, especially from the main subject in writing or speaking

  4. See also:

    approach

  5. To change the direction or course of

  6. See also:

    change

Another word for deviate

Noun
  1. One whose sexual behavior differs from the accepted norm

  2. See also:

    sex

    usual

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