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deviate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deviate  \De"vi*ate\,  v.  t. 
  To  cause  to  deviate.  [R.] 
 
  To  deviate  a  needle.  --J.  D. 
  Forbes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deviate 
  n  :  a  person  whose  behavior  deviates  from  what  is  acceptable 
  especially  in  sexual  behavior  [syn:  {pervert},  {deviant}, 
  {degenerate}] 
  v  1:  turn  aside;  turn  away  from  [syn:  {divert}] 
  2:  be  at  variance  with  be  out  of  line  with  [syn:  {vary},  {diverge}, 
  {depart}]  [ant:  {conform}] 
  3:  cause  to  turn  away  from  a  previous  or  expected  course;  "The 
  river  was  deviated  to  prevent  flooding" 
  4:  turn  aside  [syn:  {deflect}] 




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