Definition of mistake :
1. An apprehending wrongly; a misconception; a misunderstanding; a fault in opinion or judgment; an unintentional error of conduct.
2. Misconception, error, which when non- negligent may be ground for rescinding a contract, or for refusing to perform it.
3. To err in knowledge, perception, opinion, or judgment; to commit an unintentional error.
4. To have a wrong idea of in respect of character, qualities, etc.; to misjudge.
5. To make or form amiss; to spoil in making.
6. To substitute in thought or perception; as, to mistake one person for another.
7. To take in a wrong sense; to misunderstand misapprehend, or misconceive; as, to mistake a remark; to mistake one's meaning.
8. To take or choose wrongly.
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error (part of speech: noun)
falsehood, miscalculation, misconstruction, defect, gaffe, typo, misjudgment, distortion, blunder, misconception, slip, error, fault, aberration, fallacy, misprint, misestimation, oversight, inaccuracy, flaw
misinterpret (part of speech: verb)
confuse (part of speech: verb)
misinterpretation (part of speech: noun)
wrongness (part of speech: noun)
misjudge (part of speech: verb)
- I wish I could believe there was a mistake. - "Won from the Waves", W.H.G. Kingston.
- I did, Gerald, quite soon after we first came, and she said, though it was in a way a mistake, she didn't see any real harm in it. - "Aurora the Magnificent", Gertrude Hall.
- That was a mistake- and I won't let it happen again. - "The Harbor", Ernest Poole.