deviate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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deviateverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈdiː.vi.eɪt/

deviate verb [I] (BEHAVIOUR)

to do something that is different from the ​usual or ​common way of ​behaving: The ​recentpattern of ​weather deviates from the ​norm for this ​time of ​year.

deviate verb [I] (DIRECTION)

to go in a different ​direction: The ​pathfollows the ​riverclosely, ​occasionally deviating around a ​clump of ​trees.
deviation
noun [C or U] uk   us   /ˌdiː.viˈeɪ.ʃən/
Any deviation from the ​partyphilosophy is ​seen as ​betrayal.
(Definition of deviate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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deviateverb [I]

 us   /ˈdi·viˌeɪt/
to ​change from the ​usual way, or to go in a different ​direction: He never deviated from his ​strictvegetariandiet. We need to ​know when the ​bus deviates from ​itsscheduledroute.
deviation
noun [C/U]  us   /ˌdi·viˈeɪ·ʃən/
[U] Any deviation from the ​partyline is ​seen as ​betrayal.
(Definition of deviate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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