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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.

Synonyms:

misplay, fall away, slip, delusion, misstep, luxate, drop away, slew, dislocate, fault, misidentify, misdoubt, demerit, break, stray, steal, skid, mix up, understand, sneak, impression, confound, wrongdoing, drift, misconceive, err, splay, stumble, misapprehension, computer error, faulting, erratum, exaggeration, misunderstanding, misstatement, miscue, correct, perplexity, error, illusion, erroneousness, bewilderment, knowledge, slide, geological fault, misapprehend, mistaking, slue, drop off, erroneous belief, slip up, shift, misapplication, confuse, trip, lapse, fracture, slip one's mind, trip up, certainty.

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