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mistaken


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mistake  \Mis*take"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  obs.  p.  p.  {Mistook};  p.  p. 
  {Mistaken};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Mistaking}.]  [Pref.  mis-  +  take: 
  cf  Icel.  mistaka.] 
  1.  To  take  or  choose  wrongly.  [Obs.  or  R.]  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  take  in  a  wrong  sense  to  misunderstand  misapprehend, 
  or  misconceive;  as  to  mistake  a  remark;  to  mistake  one's 
  meaning.  --Locke. 
 
  My  father's  purposes  have  been  mistook.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  substitute  in  thought  or  perception;  as  to  mistake  one 
  person  for  another. 
 
  A  man  may  mistake  the  love  of  virtue  for  the 
  practice  of  it  --Johnson. 
 
  4.  To  have  a  wrong  idea  of  in  respect  of  character, 
  qualities,  etc.;  to  misjudge. 
 
  Mistake  me  not  so  much  To  think  my  poverty  is 
  treacherous.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mistaken  \Mis*tak"en\,  p.a. 
  1.  Being  in  error;  judging  wrongly;  having  a  wrong  opinion  or 
  a  misconception;  as  a  mistaken  man;  he  is  mistaken. 
 
  2.  Erroneous;  wrong  as  a  mistaken  notion. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  mistaken 
  adj  1:  wrong  in  e.g.  opinion  or  judgment;  "well-meaning  but 
  misguided  teachers";  "a  mistaken  belief";  "mistaken 
  identity"  [syn:  {misguided}] 
  2:  arising  from  error;  "a  false  assumption";  "a  mistaken  view 
  of  the  situation"  [syn:  {false}] 




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