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Synonyms for deviate
ˈdi viˌeɪt; -ɪtde·vi·ate

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Wiktionary

  1. deviateverb

    Synonyms:
    veer, wander, stray, swerve

  2. deviateverb

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

    He's deviating from the course. Follow him!

    Synonyms:
    veer, stray, swerve, wander

  3. deviateverb

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

    His exhibition of nude paintings deviated from local censorship norms.

    Synonyms:
    swerve, wander, stray, veer

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. deviate

    In some cases a thing is spoken of as bent where the parts make an angle; but oftener to bend is understood to be to draw to or through a curve; as, to bend a bow. To submit or yield is to bend the mind humbly to another's wishes. To incline or influence is to bend another's wishes toward our own; to persuade is to draw them quite over. To warp is to bend silently through the whole fiber, as a board in the sun. To crook is to bend irregularly, as a crooked stick. Deflect, deviate, and diverge are said of any turning away; deviate commonly of a slight and gradual movement, diverge of a more sharp and decided one. To bias is to cut across the texture, or incline to one side; in figurative use always with an unfavorable import. Mold is a stronger work than bend; we may bend by a superior force that which still resists the constraint; as, a bent bow; we mold something plastic entirely to some desired form.

    Synonyms:
    bend, bias, bow, crook, curve, deflect, diverge, incline, influence, mold, persuade, stoop, submit, turn, twine, twist, warp, yield

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. deviate

    Synonyms:
    digress, wander, swerve, deflect, err, sway, depart, divaricate, diverge

    Antonyms:
    continue, advance

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pervert, deviant, deviate, degenerateadjective

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

    Synonyms:
    deviant, pervert, degenerate

    Antonyms:
    normal, conform

  2. aberrant, deviant, deviateverb

    markedly different from an accepted norm

    "aberrant behavior"; "deviant ideas"

    Synonyms:
    deviant, aberrant

    Antonyms:
    normal, conform

  3. deviate, divertverb

    turn aside; turn away from

    Synonyms:
    vary, diverge, divert, disport, hive off, amuse, depart

    Antonyms:
    normal, conform

  4. deviate, vary, diverge, departverb

    be at variance with; be out of line with

    Synonyms:
    go, alter, quit, variegate, motley, sidetrack, divert, take leave, go away, start out, take off, vary, change, part, start, set off, digress, depart, pull up stakes, straggle, set forth, leave, set out, diverge

    Antonyms:
    normal, conform

  5. deviateverb

    cause to turn away from a previous or expected course

    "The river was deviated to prevent flooding"

    Synonyms:
    divert, vary, depart, diverge

    Antonyms:
    normal, conform

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. deviateverb

    Synonyms:
    digress, diverge, deflect, veer, tack, wheel, turn aside, alter one's course, wheel about

  2. deviateverb

    Synonyms:
    err, stray, swerve, wander, go astray, go out of one's way, lose one's way

  3. deviateverb

    Synonyms:
    turn aside, cause to deviate

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. deviateverb

    Synonyms:
    swerve, deflect, digress, stray, wander, diverge

    Antonyms:
    continue

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "deviate":

    depart, derogate, diverge, differ, divert, deflect

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How to use deviate in a sentence?

  1. Hassan Rouhani:

    The Americans do not know our region. That's the problem. Those who are advising the Americans are unfortunately rulers who deviate America with unsound advice or buy some influence in the US with their money.

  2. Joseph Spero:

    It is well-established that effective treatment of mental health and substance use disorders includes treatment aimed at preventing relapse or deterioration of the patient's condition and maintaining the patient's level of functioning. UBH Guidelines deviate from that standard.

  3. Mandeep Tiwana:

    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.

  4. Kimara Martinez:

    We use establish protocol put forth by the American Animal Hospital Association, so when we have to deviate from those [guidelines] I don’t want to have to second guess the drug’s effects.

  5. Etsuro Honda:

    It would not be good if (the yen) were to deviate from the fundamentals.


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