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Definition 1: a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for deviate in the sense of this definition

(deviate is a kind of ...) a person without moral scruples

(... is a kind of deviate ) man with strong sexual desires

(... is a kind of deviate ) someone who enjoys both sadism and masochism

(... is a kind of deviate ) someone who obtains pleasure from inflicting pain on others

(... is a kind of deviate ) one who engages in fetishism (especially of a sexual nature)

(... is a kind of deviate ) an adult who is sexually attracted to children

(... is a kind of deviate ) a man who has sex (usually sodomy) with a boy as the passive partner

(... is a kind of deviate ) a woman with abnormal sexual desires

(... is a kind of deviate ) someone who obtains pleasure from receiving punishment

(... is a kind of deviate ) someone who engages in anal copulation (especially a male who engages in anal copulation with another male)

Definition 2: turn aside; turn away from - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for deviate in the sense of this definition

(deviate is a kind of ...) change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

"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"

(... is a kind of deviate ) deviate erratically from a set course

"the yawing motion of the ship"

(... is a kind of deviate ) travel via a detour

(... is a kind of deviate ) wander from a direct or straight course

Definition 3: cause to turn away from a previous or expected course - [verb of motion]

Samples where deviate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The river was deviated to prevent flooding

(deviate is a kind of ...) send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one

(... is a kind of deviate ) cause a celestial body to deviate from a theoretically regular orbital motion, especially as a result of interposed or extraordinary gravitational pull

"The orbits of these stars were perturbed by the passings of a comet"

(... is a kind of deviate ) disturb or interfere with the usual path of an electron or atom

"The electrons were perturbed by the passing ion"

(... is a kind of deviate ) provide with or divert by means of an electrical shunt

Definition 4: be at variance with; be out of line with - [verb of stative]

Synonyms for deviate in the sense of this definition

(deviate is a kind of ...) be different

"These two tests differ in only one respect"

(... is a kind of deviate ) diverge or deviate from the straight path; produce aberration

"The surfaces of the concave lens may be proportioned so as to aberrate exactly equal to the convex lens"

(... is a kind of deviate ) diverge from the expected

"The President aberrated from being a perfect gentleman"

(... is a kind of deviate ) be in contradiction with

Definition 5: markedly different from an accepted norm - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where deviate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • aberrant behavior
  • deviant ideas

Synonyms for deviate in the sense of this definition

(deviate is similar to ...) not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm

"abnormal powers of concentration" "abnormal amounts of rain" "abnormal circumstances" "an abnormal interest in food"

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