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deviate (verb) turn away from (the normal or the usual); depart; diverge.
When a person deviates they turn away from the expected path. You deviate if you do not act according to the plan you have drawn for your action; a bus deviates if it changes from its usual route. A government deviates if it acts differently from its declared policy. If we deviate from truth, we lie, and are dishonest.
- The need for money to save his wife from death, made Norman deviate from his principle of integrity and he embezzled some $20000 from the company.
- The bus deviated from its usual route as a stretch was under repair.