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De"vi*ate (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Deviated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Deviating (?).] [L. deviare to deviate; de + viare to go, travel, via way. See Viaduct.] To go out of the way; to turn aside from a course or a method; to stray or go astray; to err; to digress; to diverge; to vary.
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Thus Pegasus, a nearer way to take,
May boldly deviate from the common track.

Syn. -- To swerve; stray; wander; digress; depart; deflect; err.
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De"vi*ate, v. t. To cause to deviate. [R.]
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To deviate a needle. J. D. Forbes.
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de"vi*ate (d&ē;"v&euptack_;*ĭt), a. having behavior differing from that which is normal or expected, especially in an undesirable or socially disapproved manner; as, deviate behavior.
Syn. -- deviant.[PJC]


de"vi*ate (d&ē;"v&euptack_;*ĭt), n. a person having behavior differing from that which is normal or socially acceptable; -- used especially to characterize persons whose sexual behavior is considered morally unacceptable.
Syn. -- deviant.[PJC]