Definitions For Deviate


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


  • Turn aside; turn away from
  • Cause to turn away from a previous or expected course
  • Be at variance with; be out of line with
  • To do something that is different or to be different from what is usual or expected


  • Markedly different from an accepted norm

Is Deviate a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Deviate is worth 11 points in Scrabble and 12 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Deviate in a Sentence

  • Sailors forced to deviate from their course in order to avoid the storm
  • A sleazy bar that seemed to be an informal clubhouse for deviates
  • The mother's deviate response to her child's death aroused suspicions

Synonyms for Deviate

Antonyms for Deviate

Look up a Word

Search the dictionary for definitions, synonyms, antonyms, rhymes, and more!

Cite This Article

Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

WORD SCRAMBLE. THE WORD FINDER located on the website