verb (used without object), de·vi·at·ed, de·vi·at·ing.
verb (used with object), de·vi·at·ed, de·vi·at·ing.
Origin of deviate
Synonyms for deviate
Related Words for deviatingstraying, aberrant, circuitous, devious, excursive, parenthetical, serpentine, tangent, tangential, tortuous, heteroclite, obliquitous
Examples from the Web for deviating
Contemporary Examples of deviating
The deviating family melodrama has, thankfully, been replaced by shrewd spycraft.‘Homeland’ Season 4: A Stripped-Down and Surprisingly Badass Return to Form
September 30, 2014
By using these tools instead of standing behind the DJ booth, am I deviating too far away from that culture?DJ Steve Aoki: To Cake or Not To Cake
August 8, 2014
Historical Examples of deviating
It serves me right for deviating from the rules of business.White Lies
That does not matter; she will help you, I dare say, by deviating a little from the exact truth.Ten Years Later
Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Deviating from the natural condition, course, or rule; as, an abnormal appetite.Orthography
Elmer W. Cavins
One of the greatest of these dangers lies in deviating from custom.Godolphin, Complete
So we jogged along, now and then deviating to double the fallen timber.Audubon and his Journals, Vol. 2
Maria R. Audubon
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.