verb (used without object), de·vi·at·ed, de·vi·at·ing.
verb (used with object), de·vi·at·ed, de·vi·at·ing.
- devic's disease,
Origin of deviate
Examples from the Web for deviate
We might not be off the mark nine out of 10 times, but we deviate plenty.
Why have conservative jurists become so willing to deviate from an originalist viewpoint on the Second Amendment?
So far as we deviate from the revealed will of God in the use of means, we sin against him, and are destined to disappointment.A Review of Uncle Tom's Cabin|A. Woodward
I endeavour to give the words used,—I certainly do not deviate from the purport of what was said.
Human beings, and occasionally animals lower in the scale, deviate distressingly in their conduct from the general.Tropic Days|E. J. Banfield
Yet sometimes they deviate for a moment into really enlightening comment.
The pressure therefore can only deviate the fluid, without altering the magnitude of the relative velocity.
noun, adjective (ˈdiːvɪɪt)
Word Origin for deviate
1630s, from Late Latin deviatus, past participle of deviare "to turn out of the way" (see deviant). Related: Deviated; deviating. The noun meaning "sexual pervert" is attested from 1912.