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It is our grave mistake that for many years we neglected pro-Western groups in order to avoid any friction with the existing rulers.
Jose Maria Aznar

Meaning of "mistake" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MISTAKE

(Meaning: to do wrong, err): from Old Norse mistaka to take erroneously.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MISTAKE

mistake  [mɪˈsteɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MISTAKE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Mistake is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb mistake in English.

WHAT DOES MISTAKE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Mistake

Mistake may refer to: ▪ Mistake, an erroneous belief, at contracting, that certain facts are true ▪ Mistake, or mistake of fact, a defense to criminal charges on the grounds of ignorance of a fact ▪ Mistake of law, a defense to criminal charges on the grounds of ignorance of law In music: ▪ "Mistake" ▪ "Mistake" ▪ "Mistake" ▪ "Mistake " ▪ "Mistake", a song Demi Lovato from Unbroken ▪ "Mistakes", featuring Delta Goodrem ▪ "Mistakes" ▪ "Mistakes", a song by Blue October UK from Preaching Lies to the Righteous ▪ "Mistakes", a song by Kutless from Hearts of the Innocent In film: ▪ Mistake, a 2013 film...

Definition of mistake in the English dictionary

The first definition of mistake in the dictionary is an error or blunder in action, opinion, or judgment. Other definition of mistake is a misconception or misunderstanding. Mistake is also to misunderstand; misinterpret.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO MISTAKE

PRESENT

Present
I mistake
you mistake
he/she/it mistakes
we mistake
you mistake
they mistake
Present continuous
I am mistaking
you are mistaking
he/she/it is mistaking
we are mistaking
you are mistaking
they are mistaking
Present perfect
I have mistaken
you have mistaken
he/she/it has mistaken
we have mistaken
you have mistaken
they have mistaken
Present perfect continuous
I have been mistaking
you have been mistaking
he/she/it has been mistaking
we have been mistaking
you have been mistaking
they have been mistaking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I mistook
you mistook
he/she/it mistook
we mistook
you mistook
they mistook
Past continuous
I was mistaking
you were mistaking
he/she/it was mistaking
we were mistaking
you were mistaking
they were mistaking
Past perfect
I had mistaken
you had mistaken
he/she/it had mistaken
we had mistaken
you had mistaken
they had mistaken
Past perfect continuous
I had been mistaking
you had been mistaking
he/she/it had been mistaking
we had been mistaking
you had been mistaking
they had been mistaking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will mistake
you will mistake
he/she/it will mistake
we will mistake
you will mistake
they will mistake
Future continuous
I will be mistaking
you will be mistaking
he/she/it will be mistaking
we will be mistaking
you will be mistaking
they will be mistaking
Future perfect
I will have mistaken
you will have mistaken
he/she/it will have mistaken
we will have mistaken
you will have mistaken
they will have mistaken
Future perfect continuous
I will have been mistaking
you will have been mistaking
he/she/it will have been mistaking
we will have been mistaking
you will have been mistaking
they will have been mistaking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would mistake
you would mistake
he/she/it would mistake
we would mistake
you would mistake
they would mistake
Conditional continuous
I would be mistaking
you would be mistaking
he/she/it would be mistaking
we would be mistaking
you would be mistaking
they would be mistaking
Conditional perfect
I would have mistake
you would have mistake
he/she/it would have mistake
we would have mistake
you would have mistake
they would have mistake
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been mistaking
you would have been mistaking
he/she/it would have been mistaking
we would have been mistaking
you would have been mistaking
they would have been mistaking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you mistake
we let´s mistake
you mistake
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to mistake
Past participle
mistaken
Present Participle
mistaking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MISTAKE


beefsteak
ˈbiːfˌsteɪk
betake
bɪˈteɪk
cheesesteak
ˈtʃiːzˌsteɪk
entertake
ˌentəˈteɪk
grillsteak
ˈɡrɪlˌsteɪk
grubstake
ˈɡrʌbˌsteɪk
intake
ˈɪnˌteɪk
offtake
ˈɒfˌteɪk
outtake
ˈaʊtˌteɪk
overtake
ˌəʊvəˈteɪk
partake
pɑːˈteɪk
retake
riːˈteɪk
reuptake
ˌriːˈʌpˈteɪk
stake
steɪk
steak
steɪk
stocktake
ˈstɒkˌteɪk
sweepstake
ˈswiːpˌsteɪk
take
teɪk
undertake
ˌʌndəˈteɪk
uptake
ˈʌpˌteɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MISTAKE

mist
mistakable
mistakeable
mistaken
mistaken identity
mistakenly
mistakenness
mistal
Mistassini
misteach
mistell
mistemper
mistend
mister
misterm
mistful
misthink
misthrow
Misti
mistico

WORDS THAT END LIKE MISTAKE

acceptable daily intake
air-intake
at stake
caretake
category mistake
clbuttic mistake
double take
enokitake
give-and-take
give or take
matsutake
piss-take
quick on the uptake
shiitake
shitake
slow on the uptake
spelling mistake
wapentake

Synonyms and antonyms of mistake in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MISTAKE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «mistake» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of mistake

Translation of «mistake» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MISTAKE

Find out the translation of mistake to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of mistake from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «mistake» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

错误
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

error
570 millions of speakers

English

mistake
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गलती
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

غَلَطٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ошибка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

erro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভুল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

erreur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kesilapan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Fehler
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

間違い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

실수
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kesalahan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lỗi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தவறு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चूक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hata
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

errore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

błąd
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

помилка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

greșeală
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λάθος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

fout
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

misstag
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

feiltagelse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of mistake

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MISTAKE»

The term «mistake» is very widely used and occupies the 6.933 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MISTAKE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «mistake» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «mistake» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about mistake

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «MISTAKE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word mistake.
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Douglas Adams
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
2
James Altucher
I can tell you this: Everything in my life that I am happy about it is the product of a huge mistake.
3
Idi Amin
Sometimes people mistake the way I talk for what I am thinking.
4
Sherry Argov
The nice girl meets a guy and acts like she joined a cult. In the beginning, a guy might ask her what she likes. The nice girl makes the mistake of shrugging her shoulders and saying: 'I like anything you like.'
5
Jose Maria Aznar
It is our grave mistake that for many years we neglected pro-Western groups in order to avoid any friction with the existing rulers.
6
James Gordon Bennett
I have made mistakes but I have never made the mistake of claiming that I have never made one.
7
Geraldine Brooks
Yes, it seems we've got this mutant gene in our human personality that makes us susceptible to this same kind of mistake over and over again. It's really uncanny how we build these beautiful multicultural edifices and then allow this switch to be flipped and everybody goes, 'Oh, the other, get them out of here.'
8
Lance Burton
I feel like I'm the luckiest person alive. I'm always waiting for that phone call: 'Hello. We've just realized you're really a no-talent hillbilly. We've made a horrible mistake and we'd like you to leave now.'
9
Nayvadius Cash
Every mistake you make allows you to be honest because what's in the dark will come to light, so it's better to be truthful about it.
10
Harlan Coben
Make no mistake, adolescence is a war. No one gets out unscathed.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MISTAKE»

Discover the use of mistake in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to mistake and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Better By Mistake: The Unexpected Benefits of Being Wrong
In this persuasive book, journalist Alina Tugend examines the delicate tension between what we’re told—we must make mistakes in order to learn—and the reality—we often get punished for them.
Alina Tugend, 2011
2
Fatal Mistake: Book Six of The Fatal Series
Book six of the Fatal series A critical error.
Marie Force, 2013
3
Regina's Big Mistake
When told to draw a jungle in art class, Regina experiences feelings of failure and creative insecurity, but manages to create a beautiful picture that's all her own.
Marissa Moss, 1995
4
Divine by Mistake
The only excitement Shannon Parker expects while on summer vacation is a little shopping.
P.C. Cast, 2009
5
A Terrible Mistake: The Murder of Frank Olson and the Cias ...
This edition is in three volumes. The second and third volume ISBNs are 9781458716569 & 9781458716576.
H. P. Albarelli, 2010
6
Make No Mistake!: An Outcome-Based Approach to Mistake-Proofing
Written for designers at all levels of production, this substantial volume presents a classification system for analyzing products and processes to prevent flaws.
C. Martin Hinckley, 2001
7
Misrepresentation, Mistake and Non-disclosure
This high-level, practitioner text examines in detail this specialist area of contract law - where a precontractual statement is false or where a contract incorporates a precontractual false statement as a warranty.
John Cartwright, 2012
8
Never Make the Same Mistake Twice: Lessons on Love and Life ...
In Never Make the Same Mistake Twice, Nene dishes on her cast mates; takes on the rumors about her past; and shares hard-earned and inspiring life lessons in her fierce, no-nonsense, and irreverent style.
Nene Leakes, 2009
9
My Favorite Mistake
"A wonderful, captivating, and heartbreaking story that pulled me in from page one." —Jessica Sorenson, New York Times bestselling author of The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden My Favorite Mistake is a New Adult Contemporary Romance and ...
Chelsea M. Cameron, 2013
10
My Mistake
A wry, witty, often tender memoir by a former New Yorker and Random House editor who has great tales of a life in words.
Daniel Menaker, 2014

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MISTAKE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term mistake is used in the context of the following news items.
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Prisoner freed from Wandsworth by mistake posts images of himself …
Ryan Byrne, 34, was freed from Wandsworth prison in south London up to 18 months too early. Photograph: London Metropolitan police/EPA. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Should I Admit to Making a Major Mistake at Work?
I've recently made a pretty big mistake at my workplace. No one knows about this yet, but it's a mistake that will definitely reveal itself with a few ... «TIME, Jul 15»
3
Who's 'historic mistake?'
Was it a mistake for President Obama and America? Or was Netanyahu's truculent opposition to the deal a mistake for the Prime Minister and ... «The Hill, Jul 15»
4
A&P made one mistake that undermined its business
The famous grocer A&P filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy for the second time in five years on Monday. Its parent company, The Great Atlantic ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
5
Hillary's Glass-Steagall mistake
It's a mistake politically because people who believe Ms. Clinton is still too close to Wall Street will not be reassured by her position on ... «Baltimore Sun, Jul 15»
6
Yankees' Brett Gardner warned for white shoe mistake
If you didn't see Brett Gardner donning his shiny white cleats on Sunday when the Yankees topped Seattle, you've missed your chance. “I won't ... «New York Daily News, Jul 15»
7
Mistake acknowledged over use of alleged forger's photo in video …
Pertubuhan Minda dan Sosial Prihatin president Ramesh Rao acknowledged that a mistake was made when it used the photo of a British ... «The Star Online, Jul 15»
8
Free Pride Glasgow: "We made a mistake, and we apologise."
Drag is an art form, a form of expression and performance, a community with a rich history. The most useful comments and advice that we have ... «TheStranger.com, Jul 15»
9
No mistake, says Jharkhand minister facing flak for Kalam photo
A photograph of the Jharkhand education minister apparently paying floral tribute to former president APJ Abdul Kalam, who is still alive, has ... «Hindustan Times, Jul 15»
10
Opposition leader Herzog: Gaza pullout was a mistake
Disengagement from Gaza was a mistake in terms of security, Zionist Union chairman MK Isaac Herzog said Monday. “I don't believe in the ... «Haaretz, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Mistake [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/mistake>. Jul 2019 ».
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