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mistake

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of mistake




mistake

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of mistake

  1. 1 to fail to understand the true or actual meaning of <the auctioneer mistook my nod for a bid, and I ended up buying a painting I don't even like> Synonyms misapprehend, misconstrue, misinterpret, misknow, misperceive, misread, miss, misunderstandRelated Words misconceive, misdeem, misjudge; mishearAntonyms appreciate, apprehend, catch, comprehend, conceive, fathom, get, grasp, grok, know, make out, penetrate, perceive, savvy, see, seize, take in, understand

  2. 2 to make an incorrect judgment regarding <you seriously mistake me if you think I scare so easily> Synonyms misconceive, misdeem, misestimate, misgauge, misjudge, mismeasure, miscalculateRelated Words misapprehend, misconstrue, misinterpret, misknow, misperceive, misunderstand; overestimate, overrate, overvalue; misesteem, underestimate, underrate, undervalue; miscount, misreckon

  3. 3 to fail to differentiate (a thing) from something similar or related <she mistook physical attraction for love> Synonyms conflate, confound, confuse, mix (up)Related Words lump (together); misapply, miscall, misidentify, misnameAntonyms difference, differentiate, discriminate, distinguish, separate





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