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deviate from (something)

To move away from what is typical or has been planned. Please don't deviate from the itinerary, otherwise we'll be late for our dinner reservation. Curiosity led me to deviate from my usual path through the woods.
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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.
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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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New tool would let air control respond rapidly, if an aircraft experiences difficulty or deviates from its flight plan.
The court acknowledged that when a taxpayer deviates from a previously established accounting method, and the deviation does not have the time to become a method on its own, there exists the possibility of an accounting error.
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If a transaction deviates from that pattern - such as a large deposit or withdrawal - the financial institutions would be required to alert federal authorities.
On the other hand, being the first mover, the union never unilaterally deviates from cooperation.
Donohue's quarrel with the ACLU is not that it deviates from some dispassionate norm that he embraces.
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We do not tolerate behavior that deviates from our ethical standards.
Other features highlighted by Waters include the system's historical alerts that provide firms with a full audit trail capability and the profile feature that allows investigators to track client, account, product and business activities across several dimensions and is able to detect behavior that deviates from the norm.