deviate

[ verb dee-vee-eyt; adjective, noun dee-vee-it ]SEE DEFINITION OF deviate
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEVIATE

These they fixed and consecrated in their temples; and no artist or musician is allowed to deviate from them.

He would not appear to deviate from this custom, but sat down to his books as usual.

Precisely: so that in order to obtain a knowledge of the one, we must deviate to the other.

I swear, though, that no living being will make me deviate from my line of conduct.

In proportion as we deviate from the strictly true, then, we sin.

To deviate from that position, and thereby risk fouling the anchor.

There is another thing in which I have presumed to deviate from him and Spenser.

This great principle she cannot deviate from, nor attempt to revoke.

He had in mind eccentric folk, types which deviate from the normal and the sane.

But you would not deviate an inch to the right or to the left.'

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, from Late Latin deviatus, past participle of deviare "to turn out of the way" (see deviant). Related: Deviated; deviating. The noun meaning "sexual pervert" is attested from 1912.

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