deviate deviate  /ˈdi vi ˌeɪt/


  1. (n) a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
  2. (v) turn aside; turn away from
  3. (v) be at variance with; be out of line with
  4. (v) cause to turn away from a previous or expected course
  5. (adj) markedly different from an accepted norm


  1. Don't be afraid to not deviate from that.
  2. Most serious, perhaps, are allegations that Dhammachayo's teachings deviate from the core principles of Theravada Buddhism, which is effectively the state religion of Thailand.
  3. Everything was going smoothly until he decided to deviate from the prepared text.


  1. May 19, 2013 Marvin Mordes Country: United States

    I can not wait to awaken-open my computer-and read quality and comprehensive art coverage is stupendous. Please do not deviate from your successful menu and let more collectors like myself be aware of your "tour de force".
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Art Daily

  2. Former 'Walking Dead' Showrunner Defends Major Character's Season Three Death

    The creative minds behind "The Walking Dead" have shown time and again that they're happy to deviate from the comic book source material, especially where prominent deaths are concerned. Shane stuck around longer on the show, Dale had a much earlier exit … and yet another fan-favorite character from the comics bit the dust much [...]
    on June 18, 2013     Source: MTV

  3. Student charged with attempted sex assault at Pocono Mountain West

    A Pocono Mountain West student has been charged with attempted involuntary deviate sexual intercourse in connection with an incident at the school on June 10.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Pocono Record


  1. "We'll assess things after the season," Mangini said. "We just focus on what's ahead of us. That's what he believes. That's what I believe, and that's what the organization believes in. That wouldn't deviate regardless of any situation."
    on Dec 26, 2008 By: Eric Mangini Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. In a letter to the ConocoPhillips' Chief Executive Officer James J. Mulva, Palin wrote, "Your alternative does not give the state a reason to deviate from the AGIA process."
    on Jan 10, 2008 By: Sarah Palin Source: Forbes

  3. "We had a plan from the beginning, we stuck to it and we didn't deviate from it and it's helped us immensely," Pitino said. "There was never any overconfidence on where we were ranked earlier in the season and there was never any panic when...
    on Mar 16, 2009 By: Rick Pitino Source: International Herald Tribune

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