Definition of deviate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

deviate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈdiviˌeɪt//
 
[intransitive]deviate (from something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deviate
 
he / she / it deviates
 
past simple deviated
 
-ing form deviating
 
 
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to be different from something; to do something in a different way from what is usual or expected The bus had to deviate from its usual route because of a road closure. He never deviated from his original plan.
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