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English adjective: deviate

1. deviate markedly different from an accepted norm

SamplesAberrant behavior.
Deviant ideas.

Synonymsaberrant, deviant

Similarabnormal, unnatural


English noun: deviate

1. deviate (person) a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior

Synonymsdegenerate, deviant, pervert

Broader (hypernym)miscreant, reprobate

Narrower (hyponym)bugger, child molester, fetishist, lech, lecher, letch, masochist, nympho, nymphomaniac, paederast, paedophile, pederast, pedophile, sadist, sadomasochist, satyr, sod, sodomist, sodomite

English verb: deviate

1. deviate (motion) turn aside; turn away from


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)turn

Narrower (hyponym)depart, detour, digress, sidetrack, straggle, yaw

2. deviate (stative) be at variance with; be out of line with

Synonymsdepart, diverge, vary

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)differ

Narrower (hyponym)aberrate, aberrate, belie, contradict, negate


3. deviate (motion) cause to turn away from a previous or expected course

SamplesThe river was deviated to prevent flooding.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)divert

Narrower (hyponym)perturb, perturb, shunt

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