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mistake

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mistake as in identify incorrectly
  • "Don't mistake her for her twin sister"

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  • misidentify identify incorrectly
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mistake as in to make a mistake or be incorrect

    Synonyms

    • err to make a mistake or be incorrect ; wander from a direct course or at random
    • slip move stealthily; insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly; move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; get worse; move smoothly and easily; to make a mistake or be incorrect ; pass on stealthily; move easily; cause to move with a smooth or sliding motion; pass out of one's memory ; move out of position; a socially awkward or tactless act ; a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc. ; potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics ; a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting ; a young and slender person; a place where a craft can be made fast ; an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall; a slippery smoothness; artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material ; a small sheet of paper; a woman's sleeveless undergarment ; bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow; an unexpected slide ; a flight maneuver; the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)
    mistake as in 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"

    Synonyms

    • error a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; inadvertent incorrectness ; a misconception resulting from incorrect information ; (baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed ; departure from what is ethically acceptable ; (computer science) the occurrence of an incorrect result produced by a computer ; part of a statement that is not correct
    • fault put or pin the blame on ; a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; an imperfection in an object or machine; the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection; (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; (electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.); responsibility for a bad situation or event; (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area)
    mistake as in 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"

    Synonyms

    • misunderstanding putting the wrong interpretation on; an understanding of something that is not correct
    • misapprehension an understanding of something that is not correct
    mistake as in part of a statement that is not correct
    • "the book was full of errors"

    Synonyms

    • error a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; inadvertent incorrectness ; a misconception resulting from incorrect information ; (baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed ; departure from what is ethically acceptable ; (computer science) the occurrence of an incorrect result produced by a computer ; part of a statement that is not correct

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