Definitions for deviateˈdi viˌeɪt; -ɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
de•vi•ate*ˈdi viˌeɪt; -ɪt(v.; adj., n.; adj.; n.)-at•ed, -at•ing
(v.i.)to turn aside, as from a route or course.
to depart, as from an accepted procedure, standard, or course of action.
to digress, as from a line of thought.
(v.t.)to cause to swerve; turn aside.
(adj.)characterized by deviation or departure from an accepted norm or standard, as of behavior.
(n.)a person or thing that departs from the accepted norm or standard.
a person whose sexual behavior departs from the norm in a socially or morally unacceptable way.
* Syn: deviate , digress , diverge imply turning or going aside from a path. To deviate is to stray from a usual or established standard, course of action, or route: Fear made him deviate from the truth. To digress is to wander from the main theme in speaking or writing: The speaker digressed to relate an amusing anecdote. To diverge is to differ or to move in different directions from a common point or course: Their interests gradually diverged.
Origin of deviate:
1625–35; < LL dēviātus, ptp. of dēviāre to turn into another road = L dē- de - +-viāre, der. of via road, way
de′vi•a•to`ry-əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(adj.)de′vi•a`tive
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"
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
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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to turn aside, especially from a right, normal or standard course
She will not deviate from her routine.
- desviarPortuguese (BR)
- odchýlit seCzech
- منحرف شدن؛ گمراه شدنFarsi
- मार्ग से अलग होनाHindi
- odstupiti, zastranitiCroatian
- víkja frá, bregða út afIcelandic
- avvike fraNorwegian
- منحرف شدن؛ گمراه شدنPersian
- ګرزول، له سمى ليكى اړول، انحراف كول: ګرزېدل، له سمى لارې او ښتلPashto
- a se abate (de la)Romanian
- odchýliť saSlovak
- oddaljiti se, zavitiSlovenian
- avvika, frångåSwedish
- เบี่ยงเบน; ออกนอกเส้นทางThai
- 偏Chinese (Trad.)
- відхилятис; збочуватиUkrainian
- راہ عمل سے منحرف ہوناUrdu
- 偏离Chinese (Simp.)
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