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Synonyms for err
ɜr, ɛr

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. err, mistake, slip(verb)

    to make a mistake or be incorrect

    slide, steal, misidentify, sneak, slew, stray, slue, skid, slip one's mind, drop away, drift, slip, dislocate, splay, luxate, drop off, fall away, mistake

  2. stray, err, drift(verb)

    wander from a direct course or at random

    "The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her"; "don't drift from the set course"

    ramble, rove, range, stray, divagate, cast, roam, be adrift, swan, roll, digress, drift, wander, slip, freewheel, blow, tramp, mistake, vagabond, float

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. err

    To wander (Anglo-Saxon windan, wind) is to move in an indefinite or indeterminate way which may or may not be a departure from a prescribed way; to deviate (Latin de, from, and via, a way) is to turn from a prescribed or right way, physically, mentally, or morally, usually in an unfavorable sense; to diverge (Latin di, apart, and vergo, incline, tend) is to turn from a course previously followed or that something else follows, and has no unfavorable implication; to digress (Latin di, apart, aside, and gradior, step) is used only with reference to speaking or writing; to err is used of intellectual or moral action, and of the moral with primary reference to the intellectual, an error being viewed as in some degree due to ignorance. Range, roam, and rove imply the traversing of considerable, often of vast, distances of land or sea; range commonly implies a purpose; as, cattle range for food; a hunting-dog ranges a field for game. Roam and rove are often purposeless, and always without definite aim. To swerve or veer is to turn suddenly from a prescribed or previous course, and often but momentarily; veer is more capricious and repetitious; the horse swerves at the flash of a sword; the wind veers; the ship veers with the wind. To stray is to go in a somewhat purposeless way aside from the regular path or usual limits or abode, usually with unfavorable implication; cattle stray from their pastures; an author strays from his subject; one strays from the path of virtue. Stray is in most uses a lighter word than wander. Ramble, in its literal use, is always a word of pleasant suggestion, but in its figurative use always somewhat contemptuous; as, rambling talk.

    deviate, digress, diverge, go astray, ramble, range, roam, rove, stray, swerve, veer, wander

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. err

    deviate, wander, mistake, blunder, misjudge, stumble, stray, go astray, misapprehend

    succeed, prosper, correct, rectify

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. err(v. n.)

    deviate (from the right way), wander, ramble, rove

  2. err(v. n.)

    mistake, blunder, misjudge, make a mistake, be at fault, labor under a mistake

  3. err(v. n.)

    sin, lapse, fall, trip, trespass, offend, go astray, do amiss, commit a fault

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. err(v)

    misjudge, mistake, blunder, deviate, sin

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    fela, mro, misdirect, rra, uh, error

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How to use err in a sentence?

  1. Stefanie Powers:

    If you are going to a destination where the food might be more exotic than usual, always err on the side of caution.

  2. Robert Byrne:

    To err is human, to purr is feline.

  3. Unknown:

    To err is human, to blame the next guy even more so.

  4. Robert Orben:

    To err is human--and to blame it on a computer is even more so.

  5. Jonathan Barratt:

    The figures show nothing really concrete, although they err on the side of a little bit of weakness in the economy and the way is open for more stimulus.

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