Definition of aberrate in English:

aberrate

verb

  • 1no object To go astray; to deviate from a usual course or mode of behaviour.

  • 2US
    with object Chiefly US. To distort, to cause aberration in.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Benjamin Martin (bap. 1705, d. 1782), lecturer on science and maker of scientific instruments. From classical Latin aberrāt-, past participial stem of aberrāre aberr.

Pronunciation:

aberrate

/ˈabəreɪt/