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deviate from something

to wander away from something, such as a path, road, etc.; to vary from the normal procedure. Please do not deviate from the path. You will crush the wildflowers. I will not deviate one inch from the route you have prescribed. They did not deviate from her instructions.

deviate from

v.
1. To wander or turn aside from some path, course, or way: The hiker deviated from the trail and got lost. The riverbank deviates from the side of the ridge where the sediment has built up.
2. To depart or stray from some subject or matter of discussion: The teacher deviated from the topic of the lecture.
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Under some conditions, even firms with fitting strategies might deviate from them in anticipation of new environments.
it pays the union to deviate and announce a wage [Mathematical Expression Omitted].
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Donohue's quarrel with the ACLU is not that it deviates from some dispassionate norm that he embraces.
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STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- The Elekta medical-technology group (STO:EKTA) reports an operating margin for the third quarter of the split financial year of 9 percent, which deviates negatively from the forecast presented earlier of an operating margin of 11-13 percent, primarily as a result of delays of planned deliveries which instead will be realized in the current quarter.
Scientists say the comet's ratio of carbon-12 to carbon-13 deviates from the ratio found in other solar system matter.
The fund will be rebalanced if the allocation to one or more of the underlying funds deviates by 3% or more from its target weighting.
If a transaction deviates from that pattern - such as a large deposit or withdrawal - the financial institutions would be required to alert federal authorities.
I look very closely at anything that deviates from our General Plan,'' said Councilman Jeff Reinhardt.