err
[əː]
VERB
formal
errs (third person present) · erred (past tense) · erred (past participle) · erring (present participle)
  1. be mistaken or incorrect; make a mistake.
    "the judge had erred in ruling that the evidence was inadmissible"
    synonyms:
    offending · guilty · culpable · misbehaving · delinquent · lawless · lawbreaking · criminal · transgressing · aberrant · deviant · errant · sinning · make a mistake ·
    be wrong · be in error · be mistaken · mistake · make a blunder · blunder · be incorrect · be inaccurate · misjudge · miscalculate · get things/something/it wrong · bark up the wrong tree · get the wrong end of the stick · be wide of the mark · slip up · screw up · blow it · foul up · goof · boob · fluff something · make a hash of something · put one's foot in it · make a boo-boo · make a bloomer · drop a brick
    antonyms:
    innocent · well behaved · be right
    • fail to adhere to the proper or accepted standards; do wrong.
      "he has erred and strayed as many of us have"
      synonyms:
      misbehave · do wrong · go wrong · behave badly · misconduct oneself · be bad · be naughty · get up to mischief · get up to no good · act up · act badly ·
      give someone trouble · cause someone trouble · sin · go astray · transgress · trespass · fall from grace · lapse · degenerate · clown about/around · fool about/around · act the clown · act the fool · act the goat · act foolishly · forget oneself · mess about/around · muck about/around · play up
Origin
Middle English (in the sense ‘wander, go astray’): from Old French errer, from Latin errare ‘to stray’.
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the judge had erred in ruling that the evidence was inadmissible.
he has erred and strayed as many of us have.
How to say err in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans vergis
Arabic (NOUN)يخطئ
(VERB)تخطئ
Bangla ভ্রষ্ট
Bosnian (Latin) biti u zabludi
Bulgarian (VERB)заблуждават
(NOUN)допуснал грешка, инв, греша
Cantonese (Traditional) 犯錯
Catalan (VERB)errar
Chinese Simplified 犯 错
Chinese Traditional 犯 錯
Croatian (VERB)griješiti, zabludi
Czech (VERB)chybovat, mýlit
(NOUN)ehm
Danish (VERB)fejle
Dutch (VERB)dwalen
Estonian (NOUN)eksinud
Fijian ni cala
Filipino magkamali
Finnish (NOUN)öh, eksyä
(VERB)varmuuden
French (NOUN)errent, Beja, tre
(VERB)pécher
German (VERB)irren
(NOUN)äh, feh
Greek (NOUN)σφάλουν, σφάλλει, πλανώμαι, ΣΦΑΛΜΑ, ΠΟΑ
Haitian Creole fè erè
Hebrew (VERB)לטעות
Hindi (NOUN)अं, अरे
(VERB)गलती
Hmong Daw ua yuam kev
Hungarian (NOUN)téved
Icelandic Skjátlast
Italian (VERB)sbagliare, errare, peccare
(NOUN)erri, ehm
Japanese (NOUN)誤る
(VERB)越した, 失する, 越し
Kiswahili kukosa
Klingon bachHa'
Korean (VERB)잘못
Latvian (VERB)grēkot
Lithuanian (NOUN)klaidos
Malagasy mandiso
Malay (Latin) sesat
Maltese tal-iżball
Norwegian Bokmål feile
Persian گمراه
Polish (VERB)błądzić, mylić
Portuguese (VERB)errar, erram, errasse, pecar
(NOUN)erre, erra
Romanian (VERB)greşească, greşi
(NOUN)aluneca, comis
Russian (NOUN)ошибаться, заблуждается
(VERB)ошибиться
Samoan sese
Serbian (Cyrillic) Грешка
Serbian (Latin) Greška
Slovak (NOUN)chybovať, ehm
(VERB)mýliť
Slovenian (NOUN)napačno, bloditi
(VERB)motiti
Spanish (NOUN)yerran, yerra, ehh
(VERB)equivocarse, pecar, equivocan
Swedish (NOUN)fela
Tahitian cala
Tamil வழிகேட்டில்
Telugu తప్పు
Thai ข้อผิดพลาด
Tongan hala
Turkish (NOUN)yanılmak
Ukrainian (VERB)помилитися
Urdu بھٹکنا
Welsh or-
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