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English definition of “deviate”


verb [I]    /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. deviation    /ˌdi·viˈeɪ·ʃən/ noun [C/U] [U] Any deviation from the party line is seen as betrayal.
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