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English adjective: deviate

1. deviate markedly different from an accepted norm


SamplesAberrant behavior.
Deviant ideas.


Synonymsaberrant, deviant


Similarabnormal, unnatural


Antonymsnormal


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


Synonymsdivert


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


Antonymsconform

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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