deviate (Meaning)

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deviate (n)

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

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deviate (v)

turn aside; turn away from

be at variance with; be out of line with

cause to turn away from a previous or expected course

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deviate (s)

markedly different from an accepted norm

Webster

deviate (v. i.)

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.

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deviate (v. t.)

To cause to deviate.

deviate Sentence Examples

  1. The pilot had to deviate from the planned route due to unexpected turbulence.
  2. The artist intentionally deviated from traditional styles, creating a unique piece.
  3. Scientists were concerned when the test results began to deviate significantly from the expected data.
  4. Traffic signs warned drivers not to deviate from the designated lanes.
  5. Despite facing temptation, she remained steadfast and refused to deviate from her principles.
  6. The historical novel deviated slightly from factual events for dramatic purposes.
  7. The company implemented stricter guidelines to prevent employees from deviating from the dress code.
  8. The hikers needed to adjust their course slightly as the trail deviated from their initial map.
  9. Medical professionals are trained to identify when a patient's vitals deviate from the normal range.
  10. Public opinion polls often deviate slightly from the actual voting results.

FAQs About the word deviate

a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior, turn aside; turn away from, be at variance with; be out of line with, ca

abnormal, unnatural, extraordinary, aberrant, aberrational, uncommon, untypical, unusual, devious,irregular

typical, normal,normal, natural, standard, ordinary, ordinary, common, familiar, regular

The pilot had to deviate from the planned route due to unexpected turbulence.

The artist intentionally deviated from traditional styles, creating a unique piece.

Scientists were concerned when the test results began to deviate significantly from the expected data.

Traffic signs warned drivers not to deviate from the designated lanes.