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mis·take

mistake

 
 
pronunciation:
mih steIk
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a thought or action that is not correct; error.
The teacher noticed his mistake on the test.
synonyms:
error, fault
similar words:
blunder, delusion, oversight, slip
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: mistakes, mistaking, mistook, mistaken
definition 1: to understand incorrectly.
Ms. North mistook what I said.
synonyms:
misunderstand
similar words:
misread
definition 2: to take for another; confuse with another.
I mistook him for his brother.
synonyms:
confuse
antonyms:
recognize
similar words:
mix up
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