mistake mistake  /mɪs ˈteɪk/


  1. (n) a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
  2. (n) an understanding of something that is not correct
  3. (n) part of a statement that is not correct
  4. (v) identify incorrectly
  5. (v) to make a mistake or be incorrect

Derived Word(s)


  1. I think this is a mistake.
  2. At the start of the New Deal, President Roosevelt announced that he would admit his own mistakes and correct them.
  3. Admit a mistake that's obvious to the rest of the world, and your rivals, your friends, and the press will smell blood in the water.


  1. Colo. Corrections Released Killer By Mistake

    The Colorado Department of Corrections says it has revised procedures after a white supremacist killer who was supposed to be serving life in prison was released by mistake.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KREX-TV Grand Junction

  2. Don't Let Credit Report Errors Ruin Your Life

    A mistake on your credit report could cost you tens of thousands of dollars in higher mortgage, auto loan and credit card rates.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: FOX Business

  3. Lawsuit: Cemetery made burial mistake

    Lawsuit: Cemetery made burial mistake A mix-up at a southwestern Michigan cemetery led a couple to be buried apart instead of under a headstone inscribed with the words "Together For Ever," according to a lawsuit seeking $10 million in damages. AP Wire Kalamazoo Jun 11, 2013 googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display("dfp-ad-ght300x250"); }); The lawsuit filed in March in Kalamazoo County ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Grand Haven Tribune


  1. "Make no mistake," he said, "we will fight this spill with everything we've got for as long it takes. We will make BP pay for the damage their company has caused. And we will do whatever's necessary to help the Gulf Coast and its people...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. The spokesperson Jiang Yu made the remarks when asked to comment on the statement in which Pelosi said "I believe that International Olympic Committee made a mistake in awarding the 2008 Summer Games to China."
    on Apr 2, 2008 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: Xinhua

  3. "It would be a mistake to allow a decision of this magnitude to be made by one individual or a small group of elected officials," she said.
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Linda Lingle Source: Los Angeles Times

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