part of speech: noun

definition: a thought or action that is not correct; error.

  • The teacher noticed his mistake on the test.

synonyms: error, fault

part of speech: verb

inflections: mistakes, mistaking, mistook, mistaken

definition 1: to understand incorrectly.

  • Ms. North mistook what I said.

synonyms: misunderstand

definition 2: to take for another; confuse with another.

  • I mistook him for his brother.

synonyms: confuse

antonyms: recognize