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  Definition of mistake
  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"
  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"
  3. part of a statement that is not correct; "the book was full of errors"
  4. to make a mistake or be incorrect
  5. identify incorrectly; "Don''t mistake her for her twin sister"
Similar Words: error, fault, misunderstanding, misapprehension, err, slip, misidentify

 

See Also: stumble, slip up, trip up

 

Hyponyms: blot, smear, smirch, spot, stain, confusion, mix-up, incursion, miscalculation, misreckoning, misestimation, distortion, slip, slip-up, miscue, parapraxis, oversight, lapse, omission, skip, blunder, blooper, bloomer, bungle, foul-up, flub, botch, boner, boo-boo, ballup, balls-up, cockup, mess-up, stupidity, betise, folly, foolishness, imbecility, revoke, renege, corrigendum, misprint, erratum, typographical error, typo, literal error, literal, misremember, stumble, slip up, trip up, misjudge, fall for, confuse, confound

 

Derivational Morphology: blame, fault, err, slip, misconstrue, misinterpret, misconceive, misunderstand, misapprehend, be amiss, slip-up, miscue, parapraxis, error, misunderstanding, misapprehension, errancy, erroneousness, misinterpretation, mistaking

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 错误 and 誤會   Danish: misforstå  
Dutch: fout and misverstaan   Esperanto: eraro and malinterpreti  
Finnish: virhe and ymmärtää   French: faute and se tromper  
German: Fehler and missverstehen   Hindi: ग़लत and ग़लत समझना  
Hungarian: félreért and hiba   Indonesian: salah  
Interlingua: error   Italian: errore and fraintendere  
Japanese: 間違い and 勘違い   Korean: 오해하다 and 잘못  
Malay: salah   Norwegian: feil and misforstå  
Polish: pomylić and pomyłka   Portuguese: confundir-se and erro  
Russian: неправильно and ошибка   Slovene: napaka  
Spanish: entender mal and error   Swedish: fel and missförstå  
Telugu: పొరపాటు   Turkish: hata and yanlış anlamak  
 
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