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synonyms for deviate

  • depart
  • differ
  • diverge
  • vary
  • veer
  • aberrate
  • avert
  • bend
  • contrast
  • deflect
  • digress
  • divagate
  • drift
  • err
  • part
  • shy
  • swerve
  • turn
  • wander
  • angle off
  • bear off
  • bend the rules
  • break pattern
  • circumlocate
  • depart from
  • edge off
  • get around
  • go amiss
  • go haywire
  • go off on tangent
  • go out of control
  • go out of way
  • leave beaten path
  • not conform
  • swim against stream
  • take a turn
  • turn aside
See also synonyms for: deviated / deviating / undeviatingly / undeviating
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antonyms for deviate

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  • agree
  • stay
  • straighten
  • go straight
  • keep
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How to use deviate in a sentence

It draws a very strong red line for telco companies who try to deviate from the EU’s net neutrality rules.
THE EU’S TOP COURT JUST CLOSED A MAJOR LOOPHOLE IN EUROPE’S NET-NEUTRALITY RULESDAVID MEYERSEPTEMBER 15, 2020FORTUNE
So you want to aim by default for the perfect portage in order to minimize wasted time, then deviate from it deliberately only when hunger or scenery or whatever calls for it.
HOW (AND WHY) TO EXECUTE THE PERFECT CANOE PORTAGEALEX HUTCHINSONSEPTEMBER 9, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
The new film already deviates from the original in other ways — it’s lost most of the songs, removed many of the comical aspects, and even jettisoned the original love story.
TOWARD A QUEER DISNEY CANONEMILY VANDERWERFFSEPTEMBER 4, 2020VOX
But, in the hands of two Brits, playwright Alice Birch and director William Oldroyd, the story migrates to the UK as well as deviating from the novella’s ending.
7 DARING MOVIE ADAPTATIONS OF LITERARY CLASSICSALLEGRA FRANKAUGUST 28, 2020VOX
As lockdowns ease, there’s a willingness among many advertisers to deviate from their tried-and-tested media plans.
‘IT’S A DANGEROUS TIME TO GO DARK’: ADVERTISERS PREPARE FOR AN UNCERTAIN SUMMERSEB JOSEPHJUNE 10, 2020DIGIDAY
The Gini coefficient measures how far a country’s income distribution deviates from being perfectly equal, and in the US this number has steadily risen since the 1980s.
FIXING WHAT’S BROKEN: IF WE BUILD A MORAL ECONOMY, THE FUTURE WILL BE BETTERVANESSA BATES RAMIREZJUNE 5, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
The deer have regular runs, from which they rarely deviate, and which do not vary in the course of years.
LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE OF POPULAR LITERATURE AND SCIENCEVARIOUS
Might it not be the nature of bodies, or of some particular bodies, to deviate towards the right?
A SYSTEM OF LOGIC: RATIOCINATIVE AND INDUCTIVEJOHN STUART MILL
I will not deviate in the least from the precepts and examples of the ancients, who were always our best masters.
DRYDEN'S WORKS (13 OF 18): TRANSLATIONS; PASTORALSJOHN DRYDEN
Ptolemy's and Pliny's versions, Diamouna and Jomanes, do not deviate much from the original.
THE PANJAB, NORTH-WEST FRONTIER PROVINCE, AND KASHMIRSIR JAMES MCCRONE DOUIE
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