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Noun: mistake  mi'steyk
  1. A wrong action attributable to bad judgment, ignorance or inattention
    "he made a bad mistake";
    - error, fault
     
  2. An understanding of something that is not correct
    "he wasn't going to admit his mistake"; "make no mistake about his intentions";
    - misunderstanding, misapprehension
     
  3. Part of a statement that is not correct
    "the book was full of mistakes";
    - error
Verb: mistake (mistook,mistaken)  mi'steyk
  1. Identify incorrectly
    "Don't mistake her for her twin sister";
    - misidentify
     
  2. To make a mistake or be incorrect
    - err, slip

Derived forms: mistaking, mistakes, mistaken, mistook

Type of: identify, misconception, misstatement, nonaccomplishment, nonachievement

Encyclopedia: Mistake