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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
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DEVI(hindi goddess) ATE all the offerings made to her. It usually does not happen. It was out of standard.

De(off) + via (way, through)

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