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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated deviate as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

18 January 2021
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple

We found 17 answers for the crossword clue 'deviate', the most recent of which was seen in the Irish Independent - Simple.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given deviate a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen deviate as an answer itself some 52 times.

deviate is a single word clue made up of 7 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Tuesday, 26 January 2021 with the answer being SWERVE, we also found SWERVE to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • A person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
  • Cause to turn away from a previous or expected course; "The river was deviated to prevent flooding"
  • Markedly different from an accepted norm; "aberrant behavior"; "deviant ideas"
  • Be at variance with; be out of line with
  • Turn aside; turn away from

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

ERR
Wander from a direct course or at random; "The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her"; "don't drift from the set course"

YAW
Swerve off course momentarily; "the ship yawed when the huge waves hit it"

4 Letters

VARY
Become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; "her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"

VEER
Turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"

5 Letters

DRIFT
A general tendency to change (as of opinion); "not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book"; "a broad movement of the electorate to the right"

STRAY
An animal that has strayed (especially a domestic animal)

6 Letters

DEPART
Go away or leave

DIVERT
Turn aside; turn away from

SWERVE
The act of turning aside suddenly

WANDER
Be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage; "She cheats on her husband"; "Might her husband be wandering?"

7 Letters

DEFLECT
Impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack"

DEVIANT
A person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior

DIGRESS
Wander from a direct or straight course

DIVERGE
Be at variance with; be out of line with

PERVERT
A person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior

8 Letters

ABERRANT
One whose behavior departs substantially from the norm of a group

10 Letters

DEGENERATE
A person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior

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