Definitions of mistake

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

Usage examples for mistake

  1. But I think, somehow, you would not make a mistake if you did want me. – Quick Action by Robert W. Chambers
  2. Love makes no mistake!" – East of the Shadows by Mrs. Hubert Barclay
  3. But that was a little mistake. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  4. How could any one make a mistake? – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  5. I never made any mistake myself as to which was which. – Marge Askinforit by Barry Pain
  6. No, he would never make such a mistake; but she? – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  7. This way you will not make the same mistake that he did. – FreeChildrenStories.com Collection by Daniel Errico
  8. Don't you make a mistake, my dear. – The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield
  9. In his mind, there was no mistake. – Castle Craneycrow by George Barr McCutcheon
  10. " If you do know it," he said slowly, " we have made the cruellest mistake we could possibly have made. – The Turnstile by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  11. " There's no mistake" she returned. – A Fool There Was by Porter Emerson Browne
  12. It is a mistake to suppose that we can only think of one thing at a time. – Leaves in the Wind by A. G. Gardiner
  13. Who could mistake her?" – Child of Storm by H. Rider Haggard
  14. " You mistake, I think," said Piers. – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  15. If we did, we should make a mistake. – The-Brick-Moon-and-Other-Stories by Hale, Edward Everett
  16. Couldn't mistake 'im, sir. – The Heart of a Woman by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  17. They saw that they had made a mistake. – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid
  18. But you said you had made a mistake, man. – The Rajah of Dah by George Manville Fenn