deviate

If something turns off course or is diverted, it deviates from the expected or the norm. Deviating from explicit recipe directions is never a good idea, unless you want inedible food or a kitchen fire.

The verb deviate can refer to divergence from a predicted path or road ("the airplane's route deviated from the flight plan"), but it can also refer to a divergence from normal behavior or expectations. When women demanded the right to vote, their behavior was considered shocking and deviated from the expectations of the time.

Definitions of deviate
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v turn aside; turn away from

Synonyms:
divert
Types:
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yaw
deviate erratically from a set course
detour
travel via a detour
depart, digress, sidetrack, straggle
wander from a direct or straight course
hunt
yaw back and forth about a flight path
Type of:
turn
change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

v cause to turn away from a previous or expected course

“The river was deviated to prevent flooding”
Types:
perturb
cause a celestial body to deviate from a theoretically regular orbital motion, especially as a result of interposed or extraordinary gravitational pull
perturb
disturb or interfere with the usual path of an electron or atom
shunt
provide with or divert by means of an electrical shunt
Type of:
divert
send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one

v be at variance with; be out of line with

Synonyms:
depart, diverge, vary
Antonyms:
conform
be similar, be in line with
Types:
aberrate
diverge or deviate from the straight path; produce aberration
aberrate
diverge from the expected
belie, contradict, negate
be in contradiction with
Type of:
differ
be different

adj markedly different from an accepted norm

Synonyms:
aberrant, deviant
abnormal, unnatural
not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm

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

Synonyms:
degenerate, deviant, pervert
Types:
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fetishist
one who engages in fetishism (especially of a sexual nature)
masochist
someone who obtains pleasure from receiving punishment
nympho, nymphomaniac
a woman with abnormal sexual desires
child molester, paederast, pederast
a man who has sex (usually sodomy) with a boy as the passive partner
paedophile, pedophile
an adult who is sexually attracted to children
sadist
someone who obtains pleasure from inflicting pain on others
sadomasochist
someone who enjoys both sadism and masochism
lech, lecher, letch, satyr
man with strong sexual desires
flagellant
a person who is whipped or whips himself for sexual gratification
Type of:
miscreant, reprobate
a person without moral scruples

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