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v. de·vi·at·ed, de·vi·at·ing, de·vi·ates
1. To turn aside from a course or way: hikers who deviated from the main path.
2. To depart, as from a norm, purpose, or subject; differ or stray. See Synonyms at swerve.
To cause to turn aside or differ.
de′vi·a·to′ry (-ə-tôr′ē) adj.
1. (usually intr) to differ or diverge or cause to differ or diverge, as in belief or thought
2. (usually intr) to turn aside or cause to turn aside; diverge or cause to diverge
3. (Psychology) (intr) psychol to depart from an accepted standard or convention
(Sociology) another word for deviant
[C17: from Late Latin dēviāre to turn aside from the direct road, from de- + via road]
de•vi•ate(v. ˈdi viˌeɪt; adj., n. -ɪt)
v. -at•ed, -at•ing,
adj., n. v.i.
1. to turn aside, as from a route or course.
2. to depart, as from an accepted procedure, standard, or course of action.
3. to digress, as from a line of thought.v.t.
4. to cause to swerve; turn aside.adj.
5. characterized by deviation or departure from an accepted norm or standard, as of behavior.n.
6. a person or thing that departs from the accepted norm or standard.
7. a person whose sexual behavior departs from the norm in a socially or morally unacceptable way.
[1625–35; < Late Latin dēviātus, past participle of dēviāre to turn into another road = Latin dē- de- + -viāre, derivative of via road, way]
de′vi•a•to`ry (-əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) de′vi•a`tive, adj.
syn: deviate, digress, diverge imply turning or going aside from a path. To deviate is to stray from a usual or established standard, course of action, or route: Fear made him deviate from the truth. To digress is to wander from the main theme in speaking or writing: The speaker digressed to relate an amusing anecdote. To diverge is to differ or to move in different directions from a common point or course: Their interests gradually diverged.
Past participle: deviated
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|Noun||1.||deviate - a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior|
fetishist - one who engages in fetishism (especially of a sexual nature)
masochist - someone who obtains pleasure from receiving punishment
child molester, paederast, pederast - a man who has sex (usually sodomy) with a boy as the passive partner
sadist - someone who obtains pleasure from inflicting pain or others
sadomasochist - someone who enjoys both sadism and masochism
|Verb||1.||deviate - turn aside; turn away from|
turn - change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"
yaw - deviate erratically from a set course; "the yawing motion of the ship"
detour - travel via a detour
|2.||deviate - be at variance with; be out of line with|
aberrate - diverge or deviate from the straight path; produce aberration; "The surfaces of the concave lens may be proportioned so as to aberrate exactly equal to the convex lens"
aberrate - diverge from the expected; "The President aberrated from being a perfect gentleman"
differ - be different; "These two tests differ in only one respect"
conform - be similar, be in line with
|3.||deviate - cause to turn away from a previous or expected course; "The river was deviated to prevent flooding"|
divert - send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one
perturb - cause a celestial body to deviate from a theoretically regular orbital motion, especially as a result of interposed or extraordinary gravitational pull; "The orbits of these stars were perturbed by the passings of a comet"
perturb - disturb or interfere with the usual path of an electron or atom; "The electrons were perturbed by the passing ion"
shunt - provide with or divert by means of an electrical shunt
|Adj.||1.||deviate - markedly different from an accepted norm; "aberrant behavior"; "deviant ideas"|
1. To turn away from a prescribed course of action or conduct:
2. To turn aside, especially from the main subject in writing or speaking:
Idiom: go off at a tangent.
víkja frá, bregîa út af
deviate[ˈdiːvɪeɪt] VI → desviarse (from de)
to deviate from [+ path, task, standard] → dévier de
deviate[ˈdiːvɪˌeɪt] vi to deviate (from) → deviare (da)
to turn aside, especially from a right, normal or standard course. She will not deviate from her routine. afwyk يَنْحَرِف отклонявам desviar odchýlit se abweichen afvige παρεκκλίνωdesviarse hälbima منحرف شدن؛ گمراه شدن poiketa s'écarter לִסטוֹת मार्ग से अलग होना odstupiti, zastraniti eltér menyimpang víkja frá, bregða út af deviare それる 벗어나다 nukrypti novirzīties melencong afwijkenavvike fra zbaczać ګرزول، له سمى ليكى اړول، انحراف كول: ګرزېدل، له سمى لارې او ښتل desviar-se a se abate (de la) отклоняться odchýliť sa oddaljiti se, zaviti odstupiti avvika, frångå เบี่ยงเบน; ออกนอกเส้นทาง sapmak 偏 відхилятис; збочувати راہ عمل سے منحرف ہونا sai đường 偏离ˌdeviˈation noun
afwyking إنْحِراف отклонение desvio odchylka, úchylka die Abweichung afvigelse παρέκκλισηdesviación hälve انحراف؛ گمراهی poikkeama écart, déviationסטייה लीक से हटना odstupanje, nastranost eltérés penyimpangan frávik deviazione 逸脱 벗어남 nukrypimas novirzīšanās; novirze lencongan afwijking avvikzboczenie انحراف، ګمراهى desvio abatere, deviere отклонение odchýlka odklon odstupanje avvikelse การเบี่ยงเบน; ความคลาดเคลื่อน; ความประพฤติที่เบี่ยงเบน; ความไม่เห็นพ้อง sapma 偏離 відхилення, збочення انحراف sự trệch hướng 偏离