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

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Wiktionary1.3 / 3 votes

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms3.0 / 3 votes

  1. deviate

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

    Antonyms:
    continue, advance

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. deviateverb

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

    Antonyms:
    continue

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "deviate":

    depart, derogate, diverge, differ, divert, deflect

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How to use deviate in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Fatima Cody Stanford:

    I try to get patients to deviate as much as they can or consume it sparingly.

  3. Etsuro Honda:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Charles de LEUSSE:

    Rails that kiss derail; Rails that deviate, too. (Rails qui s'embrassent déraillent; Rails qui s'écartent de même)”


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