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 deviating
The deviating family melodrama has, thankfully, been replaced by shrewd spycraft.‘Homeland’ Season 4: A Stripped-Down and Surprisingly Badass Return to Form|Marlow Stern|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By using these tools instead of standing behind the DJ booth, am I deviating too far away from that culture?
In yielding to his weakness, he knew he was deviating from the life lines he had laid with such forethought for his following.Flamsted quarries|Mary E. Waller
They prefer cutting a tunnel through granite to deviating a hairbreadth from the line they have marked out for themselves.Mirk Abbey, Volume 3(of 3)|James Payn
Deviating from the natural condition, course, or rule; as, an abnormal appetite.Orthography|Elmer W. Cavins
In this manner we reached the hut, deviating from a direct line, in order to do so.Satanstoe|James Fenimore Cooper
The saw is kept from deviating from its course by movable guides placed on the sliders, D and D'.
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.