Definition of deviate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

deviate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈdiːvieɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdiːvieɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deviate
BrE BrE//ˈdiːvieɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdiːvieɪt//
 
he / she / it deviates
BrE BrE//ˈdiːvieɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdiːvieɪts//
 
past simple deviated
BrE BrE//ˈdiːvieɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdiːvieɪtɪd//
 
past participle deviated
BrE BrE//ˈdiːvieɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdiːvieɪtɪd//
 
-ing form deviating
BrE BrE//ˈdiːvieɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdiːvieɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] deviate (from something) 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. Word Origin mid 16th cent. (as an adjective in the sense ‘remote’): from late Latin deviat- ‘turned out of the way’, from the verb deviare, from de- ‘away from’ + via ‘way’. The verb dates from the mid 17th cent.
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