Definitions of mistake

  1. To make or form amiss; to spoil in making.
  2. To take or choose wrongly.
  3. To take in a wrong sense; to misunderstand misapprehend, or misconceive; as, to mistake a remark; to mistake one's meaning.
  4. To substitute in thought or perception; as, to mistake one person for another.
  5. To have a wrong idea of in respect of character, qualities, etc.; to misjudge.
  6. To misunderstand; to put wrongly in place of another; as, he mistook her for her sister.
  7. To understand wrongly: to take one thing or person for another.
  8. To take in error; understand wrongly.
  9. To understand wrongly; take or choose wrongly.
  10. To err in knowledge, perception, opinion, or judgment; to commit an unintentional error.
  11. To err in judgment.
  12. To err in opinion or judgment.
  13. To err.
  14. mistake one thing for another; " you are confusing me with the other candidate"; " I mistook her for the secretary"
  15. identify incorrectly; " Don't mistake her for her twin sister"
  16. To be in error.
  17. To misunderstand; to take one thing or person for another.
  18. To misunderstand; to conceive wrongly; to take one person or thing for another; to err in opinion or judgment.
  19. Mistaking.
  20. Mistaken.
  21. part of a statement that is not correct; " the book was full of errors"
  22. 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"
  23. Misconception, error, which when non- negligent may be ground for rescinding a contract, or for refusing to perform it.
  24. An error in judgment; fault; misunderstanding.
  25. A taking or understanding wrongly: an error.
  26. An error.
  27. An error in action, judgment, perception, or impression; a blunder.
  28. An error of any kind; misconception; misapprehension.
  29. An error of any kind; a misconception; a blunder; an oversight.
  31. Mistakablee.
  32. Mistook.