|1.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||nonaccomplishment oversight omission blunder miscalculation stupidity slip ballup confusion incursion distortion blot footfault revoke blame|
|2.||[ verb ] identify incorrectly|
"Don't mistake her for her twin sister"
|Related terms:||identify misinterpretation|
|3.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||misconception misconstrue|
|4.||[ verb ] mistake one thing for another|
"you are confusing me with the other candidate" "I mistook her for the secretary"
|Related terms:||interpret confuse jumble confuse|
|5.||[ noun ] part of a statement that is not correct|
"the book was full of errors"
|Related terms:||misstatement corrigendum misprint err|
|6.||[ verb ] to make a mistake or be incorrect|
|Related terms:||misjudge stumble misremember fall_for stumble erroneousness slip errancy|