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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Late Latin
Origin: deviatus, from Latin via 'way'

deviate

1 verb
     
de‧vi‧ate1 [intransitive]
to change what you are doing so that you are not following an expected plan, idea, or type of behaviour
deviate from
The plane had to deviate from its normal flight path.

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