deviate

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb
Noun

Noun[change]

Singular
deviate

Plural
deviates

  1. (sociology) (countable) A deviate is a person whose behaviour is not acceptable.

Verb[change]

Plain form
deviate

Third-person singular
deviates

Past tense
deviated

Past participle
deviated

Present participle
deviating

  1. (intransitive) If you deviate, you change course or plans.

Adjective[change]

Positive
deviate

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. A deviate act is something that is not part of the usual, accepted standards.

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