pervert, deviant, deviate, degenerate(adj)
a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
aberrant, deviant, deviate(verb)
markedly different from an accepted norm
"aberrant behavior"; "deviant ideas"
turn aside; turn away from
deviate, vary, diverge, depart(verb)
be at variance with; be out of line with
cause to turn away from a previous or expected course
"The river was deviated to prevent flooding"
having behavior differing from that which is normal or expected, especially in an undesirable or socially disapproved manner; as, deviate behavior.
a person having behavior differing from that which is normal or socially acceptable; -- used especially to characterize persons whose sexual behavior is considered morally unacceptable.
A person with deviant behaviour; a deviant, degenerate or pervert.
A value equal to the difference between a measured variable factor and a fixed or algorithmic reference value.
To go off course from; to change course; to change plans.
He's deviating from the course. Follow him!
To fall outside of, or part from, some norm; to stray.
His exhibition of nude paintings deviated from local censorship norms.
Origin: Late deviatus, past participle of deviare, from the phrase de via.
to go out of the way; to turn aside from a course or a method; to stray or go astray; to err; to digress; to diverge; to vary
to cause to deviate
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dē′vi-āt, v.i. to go from the way: to turn aside from a certain course: to err.—v.t. to cause to diverge.—ns. Deviā′tion, a going out of the way: a turning aside; error; Dē′viator, one who deviates.—Deviation of the compass, departure of the mariner's compass from the magnetic needle, due to the ship's magnetism—either from the iron of which it is built or the iron which it carries. [L. deviāre, -ātum—de, from, via, a way.]
The numerical value of deviate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of deviate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It would not be good if (the yen) were to deviate from the fundamentals.
The prime minister feels that we should not deviate from our agenda of economic reforms and development.
We made a minor change to the story shortly after it went online that said the investigation was in connection with her email use, it didn't really deviate our story much from where we were before.
We think that in the near future there will be no serious changes in the (rouble) rate, even if oil prices may slightly deviate from current levels the rouble rate won't reach the same as it was at the end of last year or beginning of this.
Because of the nature of their work in exposing governance failures and grave rights violations several governments have created a bogey to demonize and stigmatize, in public eyes, NGOs and activists uncovering abuse, questioning the messenger's credentials is a common tactic that helps deviate the argument from the real issues and muddies the public discourse.
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