Bend and Deviate


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Bend verb – To turn away from a straight line or course.
Usage example: the stream bends slightly to the east

Deviate is a synonym for bend in movement topic. In some cases you can use "Deviate" instead a verb "Bend", when it comes to topics like turn, aim.
Nearby Words: bent, bending, bender, bendy, bended
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Deviate verb – To change one's course or direction.
Bend is a synonym for deviate in movement topic. You can use "Bend" instead a verb "Deviate", if it concerns topics such as action, aim, differ, stray from normal path.
Nearby Words: deviation, deviant, deviating, deviance
Synonyms for Deviate

Common collocations

universe bend universe deviate universe
bit bend bit deviate bit
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