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deviate

  

      vb  
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    intr     (Psychol)   to depart from an accepted standard or convention  
      n  
      adj  
4       another word for       deviant  
     (C17: from Late Latin deviare to turn aside from the direct road, from de- + via road)  
  deviator      n  
  deviatory      adj  
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deviate

  
  
avert, bend, deflect, depart, differ, digress, diverge, drift, err, meander, part, stray, swerve, turn, turn aside, vary, veer, wander  

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