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Definition of the verb aberrate

What does aberrate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: aberrated | aberrating | aberrates

  1. diverge from the expected
    • example: The President aberrated from being a perfect gentleman
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic words: depart / deviate / diverge / vary = be at variance with
  2. diverge or deviate from the straight path; produce aberration
    • example: The surfaces of the concave lens may be proportioned so as to aberrate exactly equal to the convex lens
    • domain: optics
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic words: depart / deviate / diverge / vary = be at variance with

Alternative definition of the verb aberrate


  1. [intransitive] To go astray; to diverge; to deviate (from).
  2. [transitive] To distort; to cause aberration of.

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Google previewParker's Condensed Dictionary (1897)

Containing Every Useful Word in the English Language ... According to Webster and Worcester. To which is Added an Encyclopedia of Valuable Information, Also a Complete Supplement of New Words ... by Charles C. Parker

Aberrate, (ab-er' rate) v. n. to wander from. \ biogenesis, (a-bi-o-jen*- c-sis) n. spontaneous generation. Adjunctive, (ab-jflnc'- tiv) a. disconnected.

Google previewBlackie’s Dictionary of Astronomy

by Blackie

AAS Aberrate Aberration number Absolute humidity American Astronomical Society. To deviate from the straight line path. Reciprocal of dispersive power of an objector prism. Mass of water vapor per unit volume. Absolute magnitude (M)v ...

Google previewA Dictionary of New Medical Terms (1905)

Including Upwards of 38,000 Words and Many Useful Tables, Being a Supplement to "An Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology, and Allied Sciences". by George Milbry Gould

Rests, Adrenal, and Strnmtc lipomatodes aberrate renis (Grawitz). A. carcinomatosum ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (2013)

by Ernest Weekley

aberrate, to wander ofl. See err. aberuncator. Incorr. ior acerruncator (q.v.). abet.

Google previewAdvanced Dictionary

wrr JJT «tnit, aberrate, (awte) - to wander. abet, v.t. (site) ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English (2017)

by Clive Upton, Jr William a Kretzschmar

nt aberrate BR 'aborest, - s, ...

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Scrabble value of A1B3E1R1R1A1T1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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