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deviate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word deviate

(noun) a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
Synonyms : degenerate , deviant , pervert

(verb) turn aside; turn away from
Synonyms : divert

(verb) be at variance with; be out of line with
Synonyms : depart , diverge , vary

(verb) cause to turn away from a previous or expected course
Example Sentence
  • The river was deviated to prevent flooding

(adj) markedly different from an accepted norm
Synonyms : aberrant , deviant
Example Sentence
  • aberrant behavior
  • deviant ideas

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for deviate

DEVI(hindi goddess) ATE all the offerings made to her. It usually does not happen. It was out of standard.
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De(off) + via (way, through)
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