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mistake

mis·take

mistake

 
 
pronunciation:
mih steIk
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an incorrect thought, action, or judgment; error.
synonyms:
error, fault, misjudgment, slip-up
similar words:
blunder, boner, delusion, flub, goof, inaccuracy, misstep, oversight, screwup, slip, stumble, trip
definition 2: a misconception or misinterpretation.
synonyms:
misconception, misinterpretation, misjudgment, misunderstanding
similar words:
delusion, error, misapprehension
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: mistakes, mistaking, mistook, mistaken
definition 1: to understand incorrectly.
He has mistaken what I said.
synonyms:
misapprehend, misconceive, misconstrue, misinterpret, misunderstand
similar words:
misjudge, misread
definition 2: to take (one) for another; confuse (one) with another.
I mistook him for his brother.
synonyms:
confound, confuse
antonyms:
recognize
similar words:
mix up
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be incorrect; err.
synonyms:
err, goof, slip
similar words:
blunder, deviate, fault, stumble, wander
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