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English definition of “mistake”

mistake

verb [T]     /mɪˈsteɪk/ (mistook, mistaken)
to be wrong about or to fail to recognize something or someone: You can't mistake their house - it's got a bright yellow front door.formal I mistook your signature and thought the letter was from someone else.Making mistakes mistakable (UK also mistakeable)     /-ˈsteɪ.kə.bl̩/ adjective She's easily mistakeable for a man when she wears that suit and hat.Faults and mistakes
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