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Synonyms for mistake
mɪˈsteɪkmis·take

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mistake, error, faultnoun

    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:
    erroneousness, fault, fracture, flaw, misapprehension, geological fault, computer error, faulting, erroneous belief, wrongdoing, defect, shift, error, demerit, misunderstanding, misplay, break

  2. mistake, misunderstanding, misapprehensionnoun

    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:
    mistaking, misapprehension, misinterpretation, fault, misunderstanding, error

  3. error, mistakeverb

    part of a statement that is not correct

    "the book was full of errors"

    Synonyms:
    misapprehension, wrongdoing, erroneous belief, fault, erroneousness, misunderstanding, misplay, computer error, error

  4. mistake, misidentifyverb

    identify incorrectly

    "Don't mistake her for her twin sister"

    Synonyms:
    misidentify, err, slip

  5. err, mistake, slipverb

    to make a mistake or be incorrect

    Synonyms:
    slide, steal, misidentify, sneak, slew, stray, slue, skid, slip one's mind, drop away, drift, slip, dislocate, splay, luxate, drop off, fall away, err

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. mistakeverb

    Synonyms:
    misapprehend, misunderstand, misconceive

  2. mistakeverb

    Synonyms:
    take (one for another)

  3. mistakeverb

    Synonyms:
    err, make a mistake, be at fault, be wide of the mark, be on the wrong scent, BE IN THE WRONG BOX, BARK UP THE WRONG TREE

  4. mistakenoun

    Synonyms:
    misapprehension, misunderstanding, misconception

  5. mistakenoun

    Synonyms:
    blunder, error, slip, fault, lapse, trip, oversight

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. mistakenoun

    Synonyms:
    impropriety, bull

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#22960misunderstanding
#28401miscarriage
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#88024splay
#91338miscalculation
#102969demerit
#139927misapprehension
#196665dislocate

How to use mistake in a sentence?

  1. John Bolton:

    We want to do whatever we can to make the meeting a success, but there should be no mistake that if we don't see that commitment to denuclearization then we're not going to make the mistakes of past administrations and fall into endless discussions with North Korea.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    Make no mistake. Our coalition isn't just going to degrade this barbaric terrorist organization. We're going to destroy it.

  3. Grant Harrold:

    So, I think there is quite a lot pressure to make sure she gets it right because the last thing she wants to do is do something wrong or make a mistake and it ends up becoming front page news - and then it's embarrassing for her and for the royal family.

  4. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz:

    Withdrawing from NATO would be a catastrophic mistake. It would hand (Russian President Vladimir) Putin a massive victory. It would hand ISIS a massive victory, i think Donald Trump's foreign policy weakness, his isolationism, is frankly to the left of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Neither Obama nor Hillary Clinton advocate withdrawing from NATO.

  5. Andrew Bailey:

    She sort of suggested to you that if only we had told the staff to pull their socks up, the problem would have gone away, she even at one point in the report suggested that maybe it was a mistake to do the programmes of change, which I just fundamentally disagree with.


Translations for mistake

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  • اساء الفهم, غلطة, خطأ, أخطأArabic
  • xəta, yanlış, səhvAzerbaijani
  • хатаBashkir
  • памылкаBelarusian
  • грешкаBulgarian
  • ནོར་འཁྲུལTibetan Standard
  • chyba, zaměnitCzech
  • misforstå, fejlDanish
  • Fehler, verwechselnGerman
  • λάθος, κάνω λάθος, σφάλμα, σφάλλωGreek
  • eraro, malinterpretiEsperanto
  • error, entender mal, equivocaciónSpanish
  • vigaEstonian
  • اشتباهPersian
  • kämmi, moka, virhe, fibaFinnish
  • mistak, villaFaroese
  • se tromper, faute, faire erreur, erreur, confondre, méprendreFrench
  • botún, déan dearmad, déan earráidIrish
  • טעות, שגיאה, שגגהHebrew
  • ग़लती, चूक, ग़लत करना, ग़लत फ़हमी, ग़लत समझना, भूलHindi
  • hiba, félreértHungarian
  • սխալվել, շփոթել, սխալ, խառնելArmenian
  • errorInterlingua
  • kesalahanIndonesian
  • eroro, miskonocarIdo
  • errore, sbagliare, fraintendere, confondere, sbaglioItalian
  • טעותHebrew
  • 間違い, 錯誤, 誤り, 過ち, ミス, エラーJapanese
  • შეცდომაGeorgian
  • ច្រឡំ, កំហុសKhmer
  • 錯覺, 착각, 오해하다, 실수하다, 잘못Korean
  • غه‌له‌ت, به‌غه‌له‌ت, غه‌له‌ت کردنKurdish
  • fallor, fallo, erro, error, erratLatin
  • klaidaLithuanian
  • kļūdaLatvian
  • грешкаMacedonian
  • चूकMarathi
  • feilNorwegian
  • onjuistheid, blunder, misverstaan, misverstand, in de fout gaan, verwisselen, fout, een fout maken, vergissingDutch
  • ta feil, tabbe, misforstå, feilNorwegian
  • pomyłka, pomylić, błąd, pomylić sięPolish
  • erro, confundir-se, engano, enganar-se, equivocar-se, errar, equívocoPortuguese
  • greșeală, greși, eroareRomanian
  • ошибка, ошибиться, ошибаться, приниматьRussian
  • अशुद्धि, त्रुटिSanskrit
  • погрјешка, pogreška, pogrijéšiti, грешка, grješka, грјешка, greška, pogrješkaSerbo-Croatian
  • chybaSlovak
  • zmota, napakaSlovene
  • begå, fel, missta, missförstå, miss, misstagSwedish
  • kosaSwahili
  • பிழை, தவறுTamil
  • పొరపాటు, తప్పుTelugu
  • иштибоҳTajik
  • ข้อผิดพลาด, ความผิดพลาด, ผิดพลาดThai
  • hata yapmak, yanlış yapmak, hata, yanlış anlamak, yanlış, hata etmekTurkish
  • помилкаUkrainian
  • غلط, غلط سمجھنا, غلطی, غلط فہمی, بھول, غلط کرناUrdu
  • nhầm lẫn, lỗi, sai lầmVietnamese
  • גרייַזYiddish
  • 错误Chinese

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