Definitions for deviateˈdi viˌeɪt; -ɪt

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  1. pervert, deviant, deviate, degenerate(adj)

    a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior

  2. aberrant, deviant, deviate(verb)

    markedly different from an accepted norm

    "aberrant behavior"; "deviant ideas"

  3. deviate, divert(verb)

    turn aside; turn away from

  4. deviate, vary, diverge, depart(verb)

    be at variance with; be out of line with

  5. deviate(verb)

    cause to turn away from a previous or expected course

    "The river was deviated to prevent flooding"

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  1. deviate(a.)

    having behavior differing from that which is normal or expected, especially in an undesirable or socially disapproved manner; as, deviate behavior.

  2. deviate(n.)

    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.

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  1. deviate(Noun)

    A person with deviant behaviour; a deviant, degenerate or pervert.

  2. deviate(Noun)

    A value equal to the difference between a measured variable factor and a fixed or algorithmic reference value.

  3. deviate(Verb)

    To go off course from; to change course; to change plans.

    He's deviating from the course. Follow him!

  4. deviate(Verb)

    To fall outside of, or part from, some norm; to stray.

    His exhibition of nude paintings deviated from local censorship norms.

  5. Origin: Late deviatus, past participle of deviare, from the phrase de via.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Deviate(verb)

    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

  2. Deviate(verb)

    to cause to deviate


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