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1. err

verb. ['ˈɛr, ˈɝː'] to make a mistake or be incorrect.

Synonyms

  • slip up
  • slip
  • fall for
  • misremember
  • trip up
  • misjudge
  • stumble

Antonyms

  • linger
  • recede
  • ride
  • follow

Etymology

  • erren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • errer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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How do you pronounce err?

Pronounce err as ɛr.

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Example sentences of the word err


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The numbers typically err on the heavy side.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Trust your instincts and err on the side of playing it safe.

3. Verb, base form
In general, it is best to err on the side of caution.

4. Adverb
Lantana is drought-resistant, so err on the side of under-watering.

Quotes containing the word err


1. To err is human, to forgive, divine.
- Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism

2. It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
- Mahatma Gandhi

3. To err is human, to purr is feline.
- Robert Byrne, The 2,548 Best Things Anybody Ever Said

2. err

verb. ['ˈɛr, ˈɝː'] wander from a direct course or at random.

Synonyms

  • vagabond
  • travel
  • roam
  • rove
  • locomote
  • ramble
  • wander
  • go
  • tramp
  • stray
  • range
  • drift
  • swan
  • cast
  • roll

Antonyms

  • fall
  • ascend
  • go
  • rise

Etymology

  • erren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • errer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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