Deviate and Drift


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Deviate verb – To change one's course or direction.
Drift is a synonym for deviate in wander topic. In some cases you can use "Drift" instead a verb "Deviate", when it comes to topics like differ, diverge, stray from normal path.
Nearby Words: deviation, deviant, deviating, deviance
Synonyms for Deviate


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Drift verb – To move or proceed smoothly and readily.
Deviate is a synonym for drift in stray topic. Sometimes you can use "Deviate" instead a verb "Drift".
Nearby Words: drifted, drifting, drifter, driftage
Synonyms for Drift

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Drift and Deviate. (2016). Retrieved 2019, October 13, from
Deviate & Drift. N.p., 2016. Web. 13 Oct. 2019. <>.
Drift or Deviate. 2016. Accessed October 13, 2019.

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