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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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