Deviate

  • 1 deviate — [dē′vē āt΄; ] for adj. & n. [, dē vēit] vi. deviated, deviating [< LL deviatus, pp. of deviare, to turn aside < de , from + via, road: see VIA] to turn aside (from a course, direction, standard, doctrine, etc.); diverge; digress vt. to… …

    English World dictionary

  • 2 Deviate — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Deviate — De vi*ate, v. t. To cause to deviate. [R.] [1913 Webster] To deviate a needle. J. D. Forbes. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 deviate — de vi*ate (d[=e] v[ e]*[i^]t), a. having behavior differing from that which is normal or expected, especially in an undesirable or socially disapproved manner; as, deviate behavior. Syn: deviant. [PJC] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 deviate — de vi*ate (d[=e] v[ e]*[i^]t), n. a person having behavior differing from that which is normal or socially acceptable; used especially to characterize persons whose sexual behavior is considered morally unacceptable. Syn: deviant. [PJC] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 deviate — I verb aberrare, alter course, angle off, be at variance, be different, be distinguished from, be oblique, bear no resemblance, bear off, branch out, break bounds, break the pattern, change direction, clash, clash with, conflict with, contrast,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 deviate — (v.) 1630s, from L.L. deviatus, pp. of deviare to turn out of the way (see DEVIANT (Cf. deviant)). Related: Deviated; deviating. The noun meaning sexual pervert is attested from 1912 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 deviate — digress, diverge, *swerve, veer, depart Analogous words: deflect, *turn, divert, avert, sheer: stray, *wander, rove …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 deviate — [v] stray from normal path aberrate, angle off, avert, bear off, bend, bend the rules*, break pattern, circumlocate, contrast, deflect, depart, depart from, differ, digress, divagate, diverge, drift, edge off*, err, get around, go amiss, go… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 deviate — ► VERB ▪ diverge from an established course or from normal standards. ORIGIN Latin deviare turn out of the way , from via way …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 deviate — v. 1) to deviate sharply 2) (D; intr.) to deviate from * * * [ diːvɪeɪt] (D; intr.) to deviate from to deviate sharply …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 deviate — 01. When she was 6 years old, Josie decided to become a doctor, and she never once [deviated] from the pursuit of that goal. 02. The people in my hometown were suspicious of anyone who [deviated] from the norm. 03. The actors were given… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 13 deviate — deviable, adj. deviability /dee vee euh bil i tee/, n. deviator, n. v. /dee vee ayt /; adj., n. /dee vee it/, v., deviated, deviating, adj., n. v.i. 1. to turn aside, as from a route, way, course, etc. 2. to depart or swerve, as from a procedure …

    Universalium

  • 14 deviate — 1. noun a) A person with deviant behaviour; a deviant, degenerate or pervert. ...Walton has suggested that it is desirable to name the phenomena signs of deviation, and call their possessors deviates or a deviate as the case may be... b) A value… …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 deviate — de|vi|ate1 [ˈdi:vieıt] v [Date: 1600 1700; : Late Latin; Origin: deviatus, from [i]Latin via way ] to change what you are doing so that you are not following an expected plan, idea, or type of behaviour deviate from ▪ The plane had to deviate… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 deviate — UK [ˈdiːvɪeɪt] / US [ˈdɪvɪˌeɪt] verb [intransitive] Word forms deviate : present tense I/you/we/they deviate he/she/it deviates present participle deviating past tense deviated past participle deviated to start doing something different from what …

    English dictionary

  • 17 deviate — de•vi•ate v. [[t]ˈdi viˌeɪt[/t]] adj., n. [[t] ɪt[/t]] v. at•ed, at•ing, adj. n. 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 4) to …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 deviate — I. verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Late Latin deviatus, past participle of deviare, from Latin de + via way more at way Date: circa 1633 intransitive verb 1. to stray especially from a standard, principle, or topic 2. to depart from an established …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 deviate — verb ADVERB ▪ considerably, significantly, substantially (esp. AmE) ▪ slightly PREPOSITION ▪ by ▪ Output may deviate …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 deviate — Synonyms and related words: alter, ameliorate, angle, angle off, be changed, be converted into, be distinct, be distinguished, be in error, be mistaken, be renewed, be wrong, bear off, bend, bias, bottom out, branch off, break, bypass, change,… …

    Moby Thesaurus


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