Curve and Deviate


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Curve verb – To turn away from a straight line or course.
Usage example: after following a straight path most of the way down the mountain, the ski trail abruptly curves to the right

Deviate is a synonym for curve in movement topic. In some cases you can use "Deviate" instead a verb "Curve", when it comes to topics like aim, bending in a shape or course.
Nearby Words: curved, curving, curvy, curvature, curvet
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Deviate verb – To change one's course or direction.
Curve is a synonym for deviate in movement topic. You can use "Curve" instead a verb "Deviate", if it concerns topics such as bend, aim.
Nearby Words: deviation, deviant, deviating, deviance
Synonyms for Deviate
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