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English definition of “deviate”

deviate

verb [I] (BEHAVIOUR)    /ˈdiː.vi.eɪt/
to do something that is different from the usual or common way of behaving: The recent pattern of weather deviates from the norm for this time of year.Being and appearing different deviation     /ˌdiː.viˈeɪ.ʃən/ noun [C or U] Any deviation from the party's faith is seen as betrayal.Change and changes
(Definition of deviate verb (BEHAVIOUR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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