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 for err
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Err \Err\ ([~e]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Erred; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Erring (?; 277, 85).] [F. errer, L. errare; akin to G.
     irren, OHG. irran, v. t., irr[=o]n, v. i., OS. irrien, Sw.
     irra, Dan. irre, Goth, a['i]rzjan to lead astray, airzise
     astray.]
     1. To wander; to roam; to stray. [Archaic] "Why wilt thou err
        from me?" --Keble.
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              What seemeth to you, if there were to a man an
              hundred sheep and one of them hath erred. --Wyclif
                                                    (Matt. xviii.
                                                    12).
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     2. To deviate from the true course; to miss the thing aimed
        at. "My jealous aim might err." --Shak.
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     3. To miss intellectual truth; to fall into error; to mistake
        in judgment or opinion; to be mistaken.
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              The man may err in his judgment of circumstances.
                                                    --Tillotson.
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     4. To deviate morally from the right way; to go astray, in a
        figurative sense; to do wrong; to sin.
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              Do they not err that devise evil?     --Prov. xiv.
                                                    22.
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     5. To offend, as by erring.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  err
      v 1: to make a mistake or be incorrect [syn: err, mistake,
           slip]
      2: 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" [syn: stray, err, drift]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  62 Moby Thesaurus words for "err":
     backslide, be in error, be mistaken, be wrong, blunder, bungle,
     commit sin, degenerate, deviate, divagate, do amiss, do wrong,
     drift, excurse, fall, fall into error, foozle, go adrift, go amiss,
     go astray, go awry, go wrong, goof, judge amiss, lapse, meander,
     misappreciate, misbelieve, miscalculate, miscompute, misconjecture,
     misconstrue, misdeem, misesteem, misestimate, misevaluate,
     misinterpret, misjudge, misreckon, miss, miss the mark, misthink,
     misvalue, offend, pererrate, ramble, rove, serve Mammon, sin, slip,
     slip up, snake, straggle, stray, stumble, transgress, trespass,
     trip, twist, twist and turn, wander, wind
  
  

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