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de·vi·ate

deviate

 
 
pronunciation:
di vi eIt
part of speech: verb
inflections: deviates, deviating, deviated
definition 1: to turn away from a direct course or one that has already been set.
The rocket deviated from its path.
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synonyms:
deflect, stray, swerve, veer
similar words:
meander, ramble, vary, wander
definition 2: to stray from typical or accepted behavior.
The breakfast menu at this restaurant deviates from the typical breakfast menu.
synonyms:
vary
similar words:
differ
derivation: deviator (n.)