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deviate

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of deviate


deviate

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of deviate

  1. a person who has sunk below the normal moral standard a sleazy bar that seemed to be an informal clubhouse for deviates Synonyms of deviate backslider, debauchee, debaucher, decadent, degenerate, libertine, perv, pervert, profligate, rake, rakehell, ripWords Related to deviate bankrupt, delinquent, derelict, incorrigible; blackguard, cad, heel, knave, miscreant, rascal, reprobate, rogue, scoundrel, villain; lecher, playboy, playgirl, satyrNear Antonyms of deviate saint


deviate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of deviate

  1. to change one's course or direction sailors forced to deviate from their course in order to avoid the storm Synonyms of deviate detour, turn, diverge, sheer, swerve, swing, turn off, veer, wheelWords Related to deviate tack, zigzag; double (back), turn back

Synonym Discussion of deviate

swerve, veer, deviate, depart, digress, diverge mean to turn aside from a straight course. swerve may suggest a physical, mental, or moral turning away from a given course, often with abruptness.
    • swerved to avoid hitting the dog
veer implies a major change in direction.
    • at that point the path veers to the right
deviate implies a turning from a customary or prescribed course.
    • never deviated from her daily routine
depart suggests a deviation from a traditional or conventional course or type.
    • occasionally departs from his own guidelines
digress applies to a departing from the subject of one's discourse.
    • a professor prone to digress
diverge may equal depart but usually suggests a branching of a main path into two or more leading in different directions.
    • after school their paths diverged


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