1. [ verb ] turn aside; turn away from
Synonyms: divert
Related terms: turn stray yaw detour diversion
2. [ verb ] be at variance with; be out of line with
Synonyms: vary depart diverge
Related terms: conform differ contradict aberrate aberrate deviation variation discrepancy deviation mutant pervert deviation deviation
3. [ verb ] cause to turn away from a previous or expected course

"The river was deviated to prevent flooding"

Related terms: divert perturb perturb shunt diversion
4. [ verb ] turn aside
Synonyms: deflect
Related terms: turn diversion deflector
5. [ noun ] (sexuality) a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
Synonyms: deviant degenerate pervert
Related terms: reprobate nymphomaniac satyr pederast pedofile molester sadomasochist paedophile sodomite fetishist sadist masochist
Similar spelling:   debate