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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mis·take /məˈstek/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mis·take v. t. [imp. & obs. p. p. Mistook p. p. Mistaken p. pr. & vb. n. Mistaking.]
 1. To take or choose wrongly. [Obs. or R.]
 2. To take in a wrong sense; to misunderstand misapprehend, or misconceive; as, to mistake a remark; to mistake one's meaning.
    My father's purposes have been mistook.   --Shak.
 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.
 Mistake me not so much,
 To think my poverty is treacherous.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mis·take, v. i. To err in knowledge, perception, opinion, or judgment; to commit an unintentional error.
    Servants mistake, and sometimes occasion misunderstanding among friends.   --Swift.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mis·take n.
 1. An apprehending wrongly; a misconception; a misunderstanding; a fault in opinion or judgment; an unintentional error of conduct.
    Infallibility is an absolute security of the understanding from all possibility of mistake.   --Tillotson.
 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. [Low]
 Syn: -- Blunder; error; bull. See Blunder.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or
           inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to
           point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in
           spite of his grammatical faults" [syn: error, fault]
      2: an understanding of something that is not correct; "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" [syn: misunderstanding, misapprehension]
      3: part of a statement that is not correct; "the book was full
         of errors" [syn: error]
      v 1: identify incorrectly; "Don't mistake her for her twin
           sister" [syn: misidentify]
      2: to make a mistake or be incorrect [syn: err, slip]
      [also: mistook, mistaken]