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    mistake

    mistake - Dictionary definition and meaning for word mistake

    Definition
    (noun) a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
    Synonyms : error , fault
    Example Sentence
    • he made a bad mistake
    • she was quick to point out my errors
    • I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults
    Definition
    (noun) an understanding of something that is not correct
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) part of a statement that is not correct
    Synonyms : error
    Example Sentence
    • the book was full of errors
    Definition
    (verb) identify incorrectly
    Synonyms : misidentify
    Example Sentence
    • Don't mistake her for her twin sister
    Definition
    (verb) to make a mistake or be incorrect
    Synonyms : err , slip
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