English noun: mistake
|1.||mistake (act) a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention|
|Samples||He made a bad mistake.|
She was quick to point out my errors.
I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults.
|Broader (hypernym)||nonaccomplishment, nonachievement|
|Narrower (hyponym)||balls-up, ballup, betise, bloomer, blooper, blot, blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, cockup, confusion, distortion, flub, folly, foolishness, foul-up, fuckup, imbecility, incursion, lapse, mess-up, miscalculation, miscue, misestimation, misreckoning, mix-up, offside, omission, oversight, parapraxis, pratfall, renege, revoke, skip, slip, slip-up, smear, smirch, spot, stain, stupidity|
|2.||mistake (cognition) an understanding of something that is not correct|
|Samples||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.
|3.||mistake (communication) part of a statement that is not correct|
|Samples||The book was full of errors.|
|Narrower (hyponym)||corrigendum, erratum, literal, literal error, misprint, typo, typographical error|
English verb: mistake
|1.||mistake (cognition) identify incorrectly|
|Samples||Don't mistake her for her twin sister.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s somebody
|Narrower (hyponym)||confound, confuse|
|2.||mistake (cognition) to make a mistake or be incorrect|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s|
|Narrower (hyponym)||fall for, misjudge, misremember, slip up, stumble, trip up|