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synonyms for deviate
- angle off
- bear off
- bend the rules
- break pattern
- 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
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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 rules | David Meyer | September 15, 2020 | Fortune
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 Portage | Alex Hutchinson | September 9, 2020 | Outside 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.
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.
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 summer | Seb Joseph | June 10, 2020 | Digiday
We might not be off the mark nine out of 10 times, but we deviate plenty.
Why have conservative jurists become so willing to deviate from an originalist viewpoint on the Second Amendment?
The deer have regular runs, from which they rarely deviate, and which do not vary in the course of years.
Might it not be the nature of bodies, or of some particular bodies, to deviate towards the right?A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive | John 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; Pastorals | John Dryden
Ptolemy's and Pliny's versions, Diamouna and Jomanes, do not deviate much from the original.The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir | Sir James McCrone Douie
If he deviate only a few cents, the expert buyers of retail stores will know it and go elsewhere.Consumers and Wage-Earners | J. Elliot Ross
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