Meaning of deviate

Definition of deviate

(adj) markedly different from an accepted norm; "aberrant behavior"; "deviant ideas"
(noun) a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
(verb) turn aside; turn away from
be at variance with; be out of line with
cause to turn away from a previous or expected course; "The river was deviated to prevent flooding"

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