Meaning of “deviate” in the English Dictionary

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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 strict vegetarian diet.
We need to know when the bus deviates from its scheduled route.
noun [ C/U ] us /ˌdi·viˈeɪ·ʃən/

[ U ] Any deviation from the party line is seen as betrayal.

(Definition of “deviate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)