Definitions for mistakemɪˈsteɪk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
mis•take*mɪˈsteɪk(n.; v.)-took, -tak•en, -tak•ing.
(n.)an error in action, opinion, or judgment caused by poor reasoning, carelessness, insufficient knowledge, etc.
a misunderstanding or misconception.
(v.t.)to regard or identify wrongly as something or someone else:
I mistook her for the mayor.
to understand, interpret, or evaluate wrongly.
(v.i.)to be in error.
* Syn: mistake , error , blunder , slip refer to an inadvertent deviation from accuracy, correctness, truth, or right conduct. mistake refers to a wrong action, belief, or judgment; it may also suggest an incorrect understanding, perception, or interpretation: a mistake in arithmetic; It was a mistake to trust them.error is similar in sense, but may mean a deviation from a moral standard: I finally saw the error of my ways.blunder suggests a careless, clumsy, or stupid mistake, often serious: a tactical blunder.slip refers to a small mistake in speech or writing, or to a minor indiscretion: I misspelled his name by a slip of the pen.
Origin of mistake:
1300–30; ME < ON mistaka to take in error. See mis -1, take
mistake, error, fault(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"
mistake, misunderstanding, misapprehension(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"
part of a statement that is not correct
"the book was full of errors"
"Don't mistake her for her twin sister"
err, mistake, slip(verb)
to make a mistake or be incorrect
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sth that has been done incorrectly; = error
to correct/fix a mistake; mistakes in spelling
an action or choice that you later wish you had not done or made
It was a big mistake to quit school.; She made the mistake of criticizing my parents.
without intending to; = by accident
I sent the email to my boss by mistake.
to think that one person or thing is another
He mistook me for my brother.
An error; a blunder.
A pitch which was intended to be pitched in a hard to hit location, but instead ends up in an easy to hit place
To understand wrongly, taking one thing for another, or someone for someone else.
Sorry, I mistook you for my brother. You look very similar.
To make an error, to do something in a wrong way.
Origin: from mistaka
to make or form amiss; to spoil in making
to take or choose wrongly
to take in a wrong sense; to misunderstand misapprehend, or misconceive; as, to mistake a remark; to mistake one's meaning
to substitute in thought or perception; as, to mistake one person for another
to have a wrong idea of in respect of character, qualities, etc.; to misjudge
to err in knowledge, perception, opinion, or judgment; to commit an unintentional error
an apprehending wrongly; a misconception; a misunderstanding; a fault in opinion or judgment; an unintentional error of conduct
misconception, error, which when non-negligent may be ground for rescinding a contract, or for refusing to perform it
"Mistake" is a pop rock song by Stephanie McIntosh. It was released as the first single from her debut album Tightrope on 29 July 2006. "Mistake" was written by Tom Nichols and Rami Yacoub and Arnthor Birgisson and produced by the team at Maratone and Mixed by Niklas Flycht. The original title for "Mistake" was "Another Mistake". "Mistake" was released as the debut single from Tightrope in the UK and Ireland, where it was released on 25 June 2007 with McIntosh promoting the album there in June 2007. In its first week on the chart, "Mistake" entered the UK Singles Chart at #168, on downloads alone. Then after its physical release, it jumped 121 places to #47. It is her strongest single in and outside of Australia to date, although it didn't reach the top 40 anywhere outside Australia. "Mistake" is featured on the Australian version of the Bratz: Motion Picture Soundtrack. "Mistake" was also briefly used in two scenes in the Australian comedy show Summer Heights High.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'mistake' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2849
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'mistake' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2026
Rank popularity for the word 'mistake' in Nouns Frequency: #879
Rank popularity for the word 'mistake' in Verbs Frequency: #1031
Translations for mistake
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(with for ) to think that (one person or thing) is another
I mistook you for my brother in this bad light.
- يُخطئ بين شَخصٍ وآخَرArabic
- confundirPortuguese (BR)
- splést siCzech
- forveksle medDanish
- παίρνω κπ. για κπ. άλλοGreek
- eksikombel pidamaEstonian
- اشتباه گرفتنFarsi
- erehtyä henkilöstäFinnish
- prendre pour, confondre avecFrench
- गलत समझनाHindi
- zabuniti seCroatian
- palaikyti ką kuoLithuanian
- pārskatīties; noturēt par cituLatvian
- verkeerd aanzien voorDutch
- pomylić, wziąć za kogo innegoPolish
- اشتباه گرفتنPersian
- اشتباه نيولPashto
- a confunda cu, a lua dreptRomanian
- принимать за другогоRussian
- spliesť siSlovak
- förväxla ngn (ngt) medSwedish
- 誤認Chinese (Trad.)
- приймати (когось) за іншогоUkrainian
- خطائے وہمUrdu
- nhầm lẫnVietnamese
- 把...错认Chinese (Simp.)
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