aberrate

verb
1. diverge from the expected
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The President aberrated from being a perfect gentleman

Derivationally related forms: ↑aberration, ↑aberrant, ↑aberrance
Hypernyms: ↑deviate, ↑vary, ↑diverge, ↑depart
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

2. diverge or deviate from the straight path; produce aberration
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The surfaces of the concave lens may be proportioned so as to aberrate exactly equal to the convex lens

Derivationally related forms: ↑aberration, ↑aberrance
Topics: ↑optics
Hypernyms: ↑deviate, ↑vary, ↑diverge, ↑depart
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s


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  • Aberrate — Ab er*rate, v. i. [L. aberratus, p. pr. of aberrare; ab + errare to wander. See {Err}.] To go astray; to diverge. [R.] [1913 Webster] Their own defective and aberrating vision. De Quincey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aberrate — verb a) To go astray; to diverge; to deviate (from). Their own defective and aberrating vision. De Quincey b) To distort; to cause aberration of. See Also: aberr, ab …   Wiktionary

  • aberrance — noun a state or condition markedly different from the norm • Syn: ↑aberrancy, ↑aberration, ↑deviance • Derivationally related forms: ↑deviant (for: ↑deviance), ↑aberrate ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • aberrancy — noun a state or condition markedly different from the norm • Syn: ↑aberrance, ↑aberration, ↑deviance • Derivationally related forms: ↑deviant (for: ↑deviance), ↑aberrate ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • deviance — noun 1. a state or condition markedly different from the norm • Syn: ↑aberrance, ↑aberrancy, ↑aberration • Derivationally related forms: ↑deviant, ↑aberrate (for: ↑aberration), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aberr — Ab*err , v. i. [L. aberrare. See {Aberrate}.] To wander; to stray. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aberration — Ab er*ra tion, n. [L. aberratio: cf. F. aberration. See {Aberrate}.] 1. The act of wandering; deviation, especially from truth or moral rectitude, from the natural state, or from a type. The aberration of youth. Hall. Aberrations from theory.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • annual aberration — Aberration Ab er*ra tion, n. [L. aberratio: cf. F. aberration. See {Aberrate}.] 1. The act of wandering; deviation, especially from truth or moral rectitude, from the natural state, or from a type. The aberration of youth. Hall. Aberrations from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chromatic aberration — Aberration Ab er*ra tion, n. [L. aberratio: cf. F. aberration. See {Aberrate}.] 1. The act of wandering; deviation, especially from truth or moral rectitude, from the natural state, or from a type. The aberration of youth. Hall. Aberrations from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diurnal aberration — Aberration Ab er*ra tion, n. [L. aberratio: cf. F. aberration. See {Aberrate}.] 1. The act of wandering; deviation, especially from truth or moral rectitude, from the natural state, or from a type. The aberration of youth. Hall. Aberrations from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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