Deviate and Differ


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Deviate verb – Be at variance with; be out of line with.
Differ is a synonym for deviate in activity topic. In some cases you can use "Differ" instead a verb "Deviate", when it comes to topics like diverge, stray from normal path.
Nearby Words: deviation, deviant, deviating, deviance
Synonyms for Deviate


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Differ verb – To be unlike; to not be the same.
Usage example: my brother and I differ markedly in the way we handle money

Deviate is a synonym for differ in activity topic. You can use "Deviate" instead a verb "Differ".
Synonyms for Differ

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Differ or Deviate. 2016. Accessed November 17, 2019.

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