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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.