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Synonyms for err
ɜr, ɛrerr

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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. err

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

    succeed, prosper, correct, rectify

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. err, mistake, slipverb

    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, driftverb

    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

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  1. errverb

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

  2. errverb

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

  3. errverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. errverb

    misjudge, mistake, blunder, deviate, sin

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "err":

    fela, mro, misdirect, rra, uh, error

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How to use err in a sentence?

  1. Stephen Yale-Loehr:

    The court of appeals merely held that the district court did not err when it held that Texas had standing to sue, the true test will be on the merits of the case. That could be a few years down the road, after a trial.

  2. Robert Orben:

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

  3. Sophocles:

    To err from the right path is common to mankind.

  4. Jonathan Stubbs:

    Europe is seeing a pretty broad recovery on pretty firm foundations, but CEOs who have to answer to shareholders are still more likely to err in favour of capital distribution, especially with interest rates at these levels.

  5. Confucius:

    The cautious seldom err.

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