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Synonyms for deviate
ˈdi viˌeɪt; -ɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

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

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

    Synonyms:
    deviant, pervert, degenerate

    Antonyms:
    normal, conform

  2. aberrant, deviant, deviate(verb)

    markedly different from an accepted norm

    "aberrant behavior"; "deviant ideas"

    Synonyms:
    deviant, aberrant

    Antonyms:
    normal, conform

  3. deviate, divert(verb)

    turn aside; turn away from

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

    Antonyms:
    normal, conform

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

    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. deviate(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. deviate(verb)

    Synonyms:
    swerve, veer, wander, stray

  2. deviate(verb)

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

    He's deviating from the course. Follow him!

    Synonyms:
    wander, veer, swerve, stray

  3. deviate(verb)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. deviate(v. n.)

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

  2. deviate(v. n.)

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

  3. deviate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    turn aside, cause to deviate

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. deviate(v)

    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. Kim Catechis:

    A stabilization of oil production would inject confidence in the company's prospects, as would the announcement of any new oil field discovery, if the company continues to demonstrate a willingness to trim its debt and the government doesn't deviate from its plan.

  2. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    As humans, it is likely we shall periodically deviate from virtue as temptation continually lurks in the shadows and taunts us to succumb. Most digressions are minor and do not disrupt our lives unless we decide to live two of them.

  3. Quincy Krosby:

    The market is waiting to hear from the Fed... and whether they will deviate at all from their latest stance - and I call it an active dovish position - and to see if they continue to lay the groundwork for a rate cut perhaps later in the summer.

  4. 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.

  5. Michael Schmidt:

    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.

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