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Synonyms for mistake
mɪˈsteɪkmis·take

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Princeton's WordNet1.7 / 3 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. mistakenoun

    Synonyms:
    impropriety, bull

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#16203sneak
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#18910erroneous
#20034skid
#22194slew
#22960misunderstanding
#28401miscarriage
#31640fallacy
#34066wrongdoing
#45358blunder
#61152misinterpretation
#65516faulting
#66037mistaking
#88024splay
#91338miscalculation
#102969demerit
#139927misapprehension
#196665dislocate

How to use mistake in a sentence?

  1. Angus King:

    I honestly have to say I think it's a mistake to make that kind of a reassurance because what we're talking about here is a new kind of terrorism.

  2. Cedric Richmond:

    President Joe Biden is immensely proud of the Attorney General's service in President Joe Biden administration, and has no role in investigative priorities or decisions. having a political AG would be a mistake.

  3. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders:

    The book is mistake after mistake after mistake, i’m not going to waste my time or the country’s time going page by page correcting [the book].

  4. Michael Poliakoff:

    It is really a mistake to make a blanket judgment.

  5. Edward Bulwer-Lytton:

    What a mistake to suppose that the passions are strongest in youth! The passions are not stronger, but the control over them is weaker! They are more easily excited, they are more violent and apparent; but they have less energy, less durability, less intense and concentrated power than in the maturer life.


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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