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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·vi·ate /ˈdiviˌet/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 de·vi·ate /ˈdɪvɪət, vɪˌet/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·vi·ate v. i. [imp. & p. p. Deviated p. pr. & vb. n. Deviating ]  To go out of the way; to turn aside from a course or a method; to stray or go astray; to err; to digress; to diverge; to vary.
 Thus Pegasus, a nearer way to take,
 May boldly deviate from the common track.   --Pope.
 Syn: -- To swerve; stray; wander; digress; depart; deflect; err.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·vi·ate, v. t. To cause to deviate. [R.]
    To deviate a needle.   --J. D. Forbes.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable
          especially in sexual behavior [syn: pervert, deviant,
      v 1: be at variance with; be out of line with [syn: vary, diverge,
            depart] [ant: conform]
      2: turn aside; turn away from [syn: divert]
      3: cause to turn away from a previous or expected course; "The
         river was deviated to prevent flooding"
      4: turn aside [syn: deflect]