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 deviated
I think that these people have all deviated from their original—well Britta never really had a plan.It’s Britta, Bitch: Gillian Jacobs on Community’s Repilot, Foot Fetishes, and Communists|Kevin Fallon|January 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was solely on your account that I deviated from my usual habits.Baron Trigault's Vengeance|Emile Gaboriau
Some rent perhaps is in arrear—the strict terms of the lease have been deviated from—the condition of the tenant seems declining.
Creeping across the open ground, he had deviated to the left and found himself opposite the boat.Lord Jim|Joseph Conrad
In proposing to give Lady Hastings the portion herself, she had deviated a little from her original plan.
But the time came when Wade deviated from his gentleness of speech and leisure of action.The Mysterious Rider|Zane Grey
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.