Mistake

Definition of Mistake

Mis`take´   Pronunciation: mĭs`tāk´
v. t.1.To take or choose wrongly.
[imp. & obs. p. p. Mistook (mĭs*tŎk"); p. p. Mistaken (mĭs*tāk"'n); p. pr. & vb. n. Mistaking.]
2.To take in a wrong sense; to misunderstand misapprehend, or misconceive; as, to mistake a remark; to mistake one's meaning.
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.
v. i.1.To err in knowledge, perception, opinion, or judgment; to commit an unintentional error.
n.1.An apprehending wrongly; a misconception; a misunderstanding; a fault in opinion or judgment; an unintentional error of conduct.
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.

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