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Meaning of DEVIATE

Pronunciation:  [n]'deevee`it, [v]'deevee`eyt, 'deevi`eyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
  2. [v]  turn aside
  3. [v]  turn aside; turn away from
  4. [v]  cause to turn away from a previous or expected course; "The river was deviated to prevent flooding"
  5. [v]  be at variance with; be out of line with

DEVIATE is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: deflect, degenerate, depart, deviant, diverge, divert, pervert, vary
 Antonyms: conform
 See Also: aberrate, belie, bugger, child molester, contradict, depart, detour, differ, digress, fetishist, lecher, masochist, miscreant, negate, nympho, nymphomaniac, paederast, paedophile, pederast, pedophile, perturb, reprobate, sadist, sadomasochist, satyr, shunt, sidetrack, sod, sodomist, sodomite, straggle, stray, turn, yaw



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \De"vi*ate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Deviated}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Deviating}.] [L. deviare to deviate; de + viare to
    go, travel, via way. See {Viaduct}.]
    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.
          Thus Pegasus, a nearer way to take, May boldly deviate
          from the common track.                   --Pope.
    Syn: To swerve; stray; wander; digress; depart; deflect; err.
  2. \De"vi*ate\, v. t.
    To cause to deviate. [R.]
          To deviate a needle.                     --J. D.
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