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mistake

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Synonym Discussion of mistake

error, mistake, blunder, slip, lapse mean a departure from what is true, right, or proper. error suggests the existence of a standard or guide and a straying from the right course through failure to make effective use of this.
    • procedural errors
mistake implies misconception or inadvertence and usually expresses less criticism than error.
    • dialed the wrong number by mistake
blunder regularly imputes stupidity or ignorance as a cause and connotes some degree of blame.
    • diplomatic blunders
slip stresses inadvertence or accident and applies especially to trivial but embarrassing mistakes.
    • a slip of the tongue
lapse stresses forgetfulness, weakness, or inattention as a cause.
    • a lapse in judgment

mistake

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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.
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2 to make an incorrect judgment regarding
  • You seriously mistake me if you think I scare so easily.
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3 to fail to differentiate (a thing) from something similar or related
  • mistook wealth for happiness
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