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Definitions of mistake

  1. mistake one thing for another; "you are confusing me with the other candidate"; "I mistook her for the secretary" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. to make a mistake or be incorrect Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. part of a statement that is not correct; "the book was full of errors" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. an understanding of something that is not correct; "he wasn't going to admit his mistake"; "make no mistake about his intentions"; "there must be some misunderstanding--I don't have a sister" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. identify incorrectly; "Don't mistake her for her twin sister" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. To make or form amiss; to spoil in making. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To take or choose wrongly. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To take in a wrong sense; to misunderstand misapprehend, or misconceive; as, to mistake a remark; to mistake one's meaning. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To substitute in thought or perception; as, to mistake one person for another. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To have a wrong idea of in respect of character, qualities, etc.; to misjudge. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To err in knowledge, perception, opinion, or judgment; to commit an unintentional error. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. An apprehending wrongly; a misconception; a misunderstanding; a fault in opinion or judgment; an unintentional error of conduct. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Misconception, error, which when non-negligent may be ground for rescinding a contract, or for refusing to perform it. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To misunderstand; to put wrongly in place of another; as, he mistook her for her sister. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. To err in judgment. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. An error in judgment; fault; misunderstanding. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. Mistook. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. Mistaken. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. Mistaking. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. To understand wrongly: to take one thing or person for another. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. To err in opinion or judgment. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. A taking or understanding wrongly: an error. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. MISTAKABLE. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. An error. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. To err. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. To take in error; understand wrongly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. To understand wrongly; take or choose wrongly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. To be in error. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. Mistakablee. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. An error in action, judgment, perception, or impression; a blunder. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. An error of any kind; misconception; misapprehension. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. To misunderstand; to take one thing or person for another. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. To misunderstand; to conceive wrongly; to take one person or thing for another; to err in opinion or judgment. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  35. An error of any kind; a misconception; a blunder; an oversight. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  36. Some unintentional act, omission, or error arising from ignorance, sur- prise, imposition, or misplaced confidence. Code Ga. thelawdictionary.org
  37. mis-t[=a]k', v.t. to understand wrongly: to take one thing or person for another.--v.i. to err in opinion or judgment.--n. a taking or understanding wrongly: an error.--adjs. MISTAK'ABLE; MISTAK'EN, understood wrongly: guilty of a mistake: erroneous: incorrect.--adv. MISTAK'ENLY.--n. MISTAK'ING (Shak.), a mistake.--AND NO MISTAKE (coll.), without any manner of doubt: without fail; BE MISTAKEN, to make or have made a mistake: to be misunderstood. [M. E. mistaken--Ice. mistaka, to take wrongly--mis-, wrongly, taka, to take.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  38. Misunderstanding of a thing\'s meaning; error, fault, in thought or action; (emphasizing preceding statement) and no m., undoubtedly. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  39. Misunderstand meaning or intention of (person, statement, purpose); err in opinion; (p.p.) wrong in opinion, (of action &o.) ill-judged, as you are mistaken, mistaken kindness, whence mistakenly adv., mistakenness n.; m. A for (think he is) B; there is no mistaking, no one can help recognizing (person, fact). Hence mistakable a. [old Norse] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  40. n. An error in opinion judgement; misconception; -an error in a matter of fact or reckoning; misstatement; miscalculation; -an error in conduct; fault; slip. Cabinet Dictionary

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