Synonyms of deviate


1. pervert, deviant, deviate, degenerate, reprobate, miscreant

usage: a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior


1. deviate, divert, turn

usage: turn aside; turn away from

2. deviate, vary, diverge, depart, differ

usage: be at variance with; be out of line with

3. deviate, divert

usage: cause to turn away from a previous or expected course; "The river was deviated to prevent flooding"


1. aberrant, deviant, deviate, abnormal (vs. normal), unnatural

usage: markedly different from an accepted norm; "aberrant behavior"; "deviant ideas"

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Definition and meaning of deviate (Dictionary)