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Take someone or something for someone or something else, as in I’m sorry, I mistook you for her sister, or Don’t mistake that friendly smile for good intentions; he’s a tough competitor. [ c. 1600 ]

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  • Mistaken

    [mi-stey-kuh n] /mɪˈsteɪ kən/ adjective 1. wrongly conceived, held, or done: a mistaken antagonism. 2. erroneous; incorrect; wrong: a mistaken answer. 3. having made a ; being in error. [mi-steyk] /mɪˈsteɪk/ noun 1. an error in action, calculation, opinion, or judgment caused by poor reasoning, carelessness, insufficient knowledge, etc. 2. a misunderstanding or misconception. verb […]

  • Mistakenly

    [mi-stey-kuh n] /mɪˈsteɪ kən/ adjective 1. wrongly conceived, held, or done: a mistaken antagonism. 2. erroneous; incorrect; wrong: a mistaken answer. 3. having made a ; being in error. /mɪˈsteɪkən/ adjective 1. (usually predicative) wrong in opinion, judgment, etc: she is mistaken 2. arising from error in judgment, opinion, etc: a mistaken viewpoint adj. c.1600, […]



  • Mistakingly

    [mi-steyk] /mɪˈsteɪk/ noun 1. an error in action, calculation, opinion, or judgment caused by poor reasoning, carelessness, insufficient knowledge, etc. 2. a misunderstanding or misconception. verb (used with object), mistook, mistaken, mistaking. 3. to regard or identify wrongly as something or someone else: I mistook him for the mayor. 4. to understand, interpret, or evaluate […]

  • Mistal

    /ˈmɪstəl/ noun 1. (dialect) a cow shed; byre



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