Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun mistake

3 senses of mistake

Sense 1
mistake, error, fault -- (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")
       => nonaccomplishment, nonachievement -- (an act that does not achieve its intended goal)

Sense 2
mistake, misunderstanding, misapprehension -- (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")
       => misconception -- (an incorrect conception)

Sense 3
error, mistake -- (part of a statement that is not correct; "the book was full of errors")
       => misstatement -- (a statement that contains a mistake)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb mistake

2 senses of mistake

Sense 1
mistake, misidentify -- (identify incorrectly; "Don't mistake her for her twin sister")
       => identify -- (consider to be equal or the same; "He identified his brother as one of the fugitives")

Sense 2
err, mistake, slip -- (to make a mistake or be incorrect)

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