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deviate

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Noun deviate has 1 sense
  1. pervert, deviant, deviate, degenerate - a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
    --1 is a kind of reprobate, miscreant
    --1 has particulars:
     fetishist; masochist; nymphomaniac, nympho; pederast, paederast, child molester; pedophile, paedophile; sadist; sadomasochist; satyr, lecher, lech, letch; sodomite, sodomist, sod, bugger
    Derived form: verb deviate1
Verb deviate has 4 senses
  1. deviate, vary, diverge, depart - be at variance with; be out of line with
    --1 is one way to differ
    Antonyms: conform
    Derived forms: noun deviate1, noun deviation1, noun deviation2, noun deviation3, noun deviation4, noun deviant1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  2. deviate, divert - turn aside; turn away from
    --2 is one way to turn
    Derived form: noun deviation5
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  3. deviate - cause to turn away from a previous or expected course; "The river was deviated to prevent flooding"
    --3 is one way to
    divert
    Derived form: noun deviation5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. deflect, deviate - turn aside
    --4 is one way to turn
    Derived form: noun deviation5
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
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