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Meaning of “mistaken” in the English Dictionary

"mistaken" in British English

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mistakenadjective

uk   us   /mɪˈsteɪ.kən/
C1 wrong in what you ​believe, or ​based on a ​belief that is ​wrong: If you ​think you can ​keepdrinking so much without ​damagingyourhealth, then you're mistaken. Unfortunately I was mistaken about how much it would ​cost. The ​negotiationscontinued in the mistaken belief that a ​peacefulagreement could be ​reached. a ​case of mistaken identity
mistakenly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
She mistakenly believed that she could get away with not ​paying her ​taxes.
(Definition of mistaken from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mistaken" in American English

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mistakenadjective [not gradable]

 us   /mɪˈsteɪ·kən/
wrong: I was mistaken about how much it would ​cost.
mistakenly
adverb  us   /mɪˈsteɪ·kən·li/
Teens mistakenly ​believe that ​once they have a ​tan, ​theirskin is ​protected against ​sunburn.
(Definition of mistaken from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mistaken”
in Arabic مُخطيء…
in Korean 잘못 알고 있는…
in Portuguese errado, enganado, equivocado…
in Catalan equivocat…
in Japanese 間違った, 誤解した…
in Chinese (Simplified) 错误的, 弄错的…
in Turkish hatalı, kusurlu, yanılmış…
in Russian ошибающийся, ошибочный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 錯誤的, 弄錯的…
in Italian sbagliato…
in Polish w błędzie, błędny…
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