Synonyms for deviate

Synonyms for (noun) deviate

Synonyms: pervert, degenerate, deviant, deviate

Definition: a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior

Similar words: reprobate, miscreant

Definition: a person without moral scruples

Synonyms for (verb) deviate

Synonyms: divert, deviate

Definition: turn aside; turn away from

Similar words: turn

Definition: change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

Usage: Turn towards me; The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face; She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs

Synonyms: deviate

Definition: cause to turn away from a previous or expected course

Usage: The river was deviated to prevent flooding

Similar words: divert

Definition: send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one

Synonyms: diverge, depart, deviate, vary

Definition: be at variance with; be out of line with

Similar words: differ

Definition: be different

Usage: These two tests differ in only one respect

Synonyms for (adj) deviate

Synonyms: aberrant, deviant, deviate

Definition: markedly different from an accepted norm

Usage: aberrant behavior; deviant ideas

Similar words: unnatural, abnormal

Definition: not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm

Usage: abnormal powers of concentration; abnormal amounts of rain; abnormal circumstances; an abnormal interest in food

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