err

[ษœหr]

err Definition

  • 1to make a mistake or be incorrect
  • 2to deviate from the accepted moral or social standards

Using err: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "err" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I'm sorry, I erred in my calculations.

  • Example

    The jury erred in their verdict.

  • Example

    It is better to err on the side of caution.

  • Example

    He had erred in his judgment.

err Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for err

Antonyms for err

Phrases with err

  • to choose or act in a way that favors a particular option, even if it involves more caution or risk than necessary

    Example

    When in doubt, it's best to err on the side of safety.

  • it is natural for people to make mistakes

    Example

    Don't be too hard on yourself. To err is human, after all.

  • to make a mistake in one's assessment or decision-making

    Example

    He erred in judgment when he decided to invest all his money in that company.

Origins of err

from Middle English 'erren', meaning 'to wander, go astray'

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Summary: err in Brief

The verb 'err' [ษœหr] means to make a mistake or be incorrect, and also to deviate from accepted moral or social standards. It is often used in phrases like 'err on the side of caution,' which means to choose a more cautious option, and 'to err is human,' which acknowledges that everyone makes mistakes. 'Err' can also be used in the phrase 'err in judgment,' which means to make a mistake in decision-making.

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