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.