Definitions for: Deviate

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

De"vi*ate, v. t.
To cause to deviate. [R.]

To deviate a needle. --J. 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

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