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mistake meaning and definition

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Definition of mistake (noun)

  1. 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"
    • synonyms: 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"; "there must be some misunderstanding--I don't have a sister"
    • synonyms: misapprehension, misunderstanding
  3. part of a statement that is not correct
    • "the book was full of errors"
    • synonyms: error


Definition of mistake (verb)

  1. identify incorrectly
    • "Don't mistake her for her twin sister"
    • synonyms: misidentify
  2. to make a mistake or be incorrect
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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