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
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
cause to turn away from a previous or expected course
"The river was deviated to prevent flooding"
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.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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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.
It didn't really deviate our story much from where we were before.
The prime minister feels that we should not deviate from our agenda of economic reforms and development.
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.
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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