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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mistake  \Mis*take"\,  v.  t. 
  To  make  or  form  amiss;  to  spoil  in  making.  ``Limping 
  possibilities  of  mismade  human  nature.''  --Mrs.  Browning. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mistake  \Mis*take"\,  v.  i. 
  To  err  in  knowledge,  perception,  opinion,  or  judgment;  to 
  commit  an  unintentional  error. 
  Servants  mistake,  and  sometimes  occasion 
  misunderstanding  among  friends.  --Swift. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mistake  \Mis*take"\,  n. 
  1.  An  apprehending  wrongly;  a  misconception;  a 
  misunderstanding;  a  fault  in  opinion  or  judgment;  an 
  unintentional  error  of  conduct. 
  Infallibility  is  an  absolute  security  of  the 
  understanding  from  all  possibility  of  mistake. 
  2.  (Law)  Misconception,  error,  which  when  non-negligent  may 
  be  ground  for  rescinding  a  contract,  or  for  refusing  to 
  perform  it 
  {No  mistake},  surely;  without  fail  as  it  will  happen  at  the 
  appointed  time,  and  no  mistake.  [Low] 
  Syn:  Blunder;  error;  bull.  See  {Blunder}. 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  wrong  action  attributable  to  bad  judgment  or  ignorance  or 
  inattention;  "the  fault  was  all  mine"  [syn:  {error},  {fault}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {misunderstanding},  {misapprehension}] 
  3:  part  of  a  statement  that  is  not  correct;  "the  book  was  full 
  of  errors"  [syn:  {error}] 
  v  1:  identify  incorrectly;  "Don't  mistake  her  for  her  twin 
  sister"  [syn:  {misidentify}] 
  2:  mistake  one  thing  for  another;  "you  are  confusing  me  with 
  the  other  candidate";  "I  mistook  her  for  the  secretary" 
  [syn:  {confuse},  {confound}] 
  3:  to  make  a  mistake  or  be  incorrect  [syn:  {err},  {slip}] 

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