Definitions for aberrate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aberrate(verb)

    diverge from the expected

    "The President aberrated from being a perfect gentleman"

  2. aberrate(verb)

    diverge or deviate from the straight path; produce aberration

    "The surfaces of the concave lens may be proportioned so as to aberrate exactly equal to the convex lens"


  1. aberrate(Verb)

    To go astray; to diverge; to deviate (from).

    Their own defective and aberrating vision. - De Quincey

  2. aberrate(Verb)

    To distort; to cause aberration of.

  3. Origin: From aberratus, perfect passive participle of aberro, formed from ab + erro.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aberrate(verb)

    to go astray; to diverge

  2. Origin: [L. aberratus, p. pr. of aberrare; ab + errare to wander. See Err.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aberrate

    ab′ėr-rāt, v.i. to wander or deviate from the right way:—pr.p. ab′errāting; pa.p. ab′errāted.—ns. Aber′rance, Aber′rancy (rare forms).—adj. Aber′rant (zool. and bot.), wandering, deviating in some particulars from its group.—n. Aberrā′tion, a wandering from the right path: deviation from truth or rectitude: in science, deviation from the type: abnormal structure or development.—Aberration of light, an apparent alteration in the place of a star, arising from the motion of the earth in its orbit, combined with the progressive passage of light. [L. aberrāre, -ātumab, from, errāre, to wander.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aberrate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aberrate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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