err

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  • verb

Synonyms for err

make a mistake

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sin

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Synonyms for err

to make an error or mistake

to violate a moral or divine law

to turn away from a prescribed course of action or conduct

Synonyms for err

to make a mistake or be incorrect

wander from a direct course or at random

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Eskenazi believes women and physicians should err on the side of caution.
If we are going to err, we will err on the side of the students.
I take the position that violence is such an evil and our ability to control it and justify it is so limited that we must err on the side of peace.
That may be so, but the government has decided to err on the side of caution.
In other words, TEI's president noted, the IRS should err on the side of open communications between the IRS and the taxpayer.
Uncertainty plaguing data on current fishing impacts cannot be used to justify putting off limits on catch size or regulating equipment, she says: "You must err on the side of the fish.
Societies that err on the side of too much conformity lose the ability to innovate and adapt to changing conditions and, hence, they eventually fail.