de·vi·ate /ˈdɪvɪət, vɪˌet/ 形容詞
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.
De·vi·ate, v. t. To cause to deviate. [R.]
To deviate a needle. --J. D. Forbes.
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]