Deviate De"vi*ate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Deviated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deviating}.] [L. deviare to deviate; de + viare to go, travel, via way. See {Viaduct}.] To go out of the way; to turn aside from a course or a method; to stray or go astray; to err; to digress; to diverge; to vary. [1913 Webster]

Thus Pegasus, a nearer way to take, May boldly deviate from the common track. --Pope.

Syn: To swerve; stray; wander; digress; depart; deflect; err. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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