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mistake /məˈsteɪk, mɪˈsteɪk/ noun
mistake verb (past tense mistook /-ˈstʊk/, past participle mistaken /-ˈsteɪkən/) [transitive]

Irregular Forms: (mistaken)(mistook)

خطا ، غلط ، اشتباه کردن ، درست نفهمیدن ، اشتباه ، کامپیوتر: اشتباه ، قانون ـ فقه: خطا ، اشتباه کردن ، بازرگانی: خطا
الکترونیک: خطا ، اشتباه ، کامپیوتر: اشتباه ، خطا ، فقهی: اشتباه ، غلط ، اشتباه کردن ، حقوق: اشتباه ، خطا ، بازرگانی: اشتباه کردن ، درست نفهمیدن ، اشتباه

[TahlilGaran] Persian Dictionary

- error, blunder, erratum, fault, faux pas, gaffe, howler (informal), miscalculation, oversight, slip
- misunderstand, misapprehend, misconstrue, misinterpret, misjudge, misread
- confuse with, mix up with, take for
Antonyms: recognize
Contrasted words: discern, distinguish, grasp, perceive, differentiate, separate
Related Words: misconceive, misknow, addle, jumble, muddle, tumble, confounding, confusion, mistaking, inadvertence, disregarding, neglect, neglecting, omission, omitting, slight, slighting
English Thesaurus: fault, defect, weakness, flaw, bug, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

I. mistake1 S2 W2 /məˈsteɪk, mɪˈsteɪk/ noun
[Word Family: adverb: unmistakably, mistakenly; adjective: mistaken, unmistakable; verb: mistake; noun: mistake]

1. [countable] something that has been done in the wrong way, or an opinion or statement that is incorrect ⇒ error
mistake in
We may have made a mistake in our calculations.
The most common mistake is to plant them too deep.

2. [countable] something you do that is not sensible or has a bad result:
Buying the house seemed a great idea at the time, but now I can see it was a terrible mistake.
Marrying him was the biggest mistake she ever made.
make the mistake of doing something
I stupidly made the mistake of giving them my phone number.

3. by mistake if you do something by mistake, you do it without intending to Synonym : accidentally Antonym : deliberately, on purpose:
Someone must have left the door open by mistake.
I’m sorry, this letter is addressed to you – I opened it by mistake.

4. in mistake for somebody/something as a result of a mistake in which someone or something is wrongly thought to be someone or something else:
The boy was shot dead in mistake for a burglar.

5. we all make mistakes spoken used to tell someone not to be worried because they have made a mistake

6. make no mistake (about it) spoken used to emphasize that what you are saying is true, especially when you are warning about something serious or dangerous:
Make no mistake, this is the most serious threat our industry has ever seen.

7. and no mistake British English spoken informal used to emphasize the description you have just given:
Miles was a heartbreaker, and no mistake!

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. mistake2 verb (past tense mistook /-ˈstʊk/, past participle mistaken /-ˈsteɪkən/) [transitive]
[Word Family: adverb: unmistakably, mistakenly; adjective: mistaken, unmistakable; verb: mistake; noun: mistake]
[Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old Norse; Origin: mistaka]

1. to understand something wrongly:
She mistook my meaning entirely.
Ken mistook her concern, thinking she was interested in him for another reason.

2. you can’t mistake somebody/something used to say that someone or something is very easy to recognize:
You can’t mistake her. She’s the one with the long red hair.

3. there is no mistaking somebody/something used to say that you are certain about something:
There’s no mistaking whose children they are – they all look just like Joe.
mistake somebody/something for somebody/something phrasal verb
to wrongly think that one person or thing is someone or something else:
A woman mistook him for a well-known actor, and asked him for his autograph.
The doctor mistook the symptoms for blood poisoning.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

ADJ. big, great It is a great mistake to assume that your children will agree with you.
bad, dreadful, fundamental, ghastly, grave, serious, terrible | costly, expensive This dress was an expensive mistake.
disastrous, fatal | tragic | elementary, little, simple All those problems because of one little mistake!
common | genuine, honest | deliberate | past The company has learned from its past mistakes.
stupid | spelling
VERB + MISTAKE make Don't make the same mistakes as I did.
repeat | learn from | pay for Ordinary people are paying for the government's mistakes.
discover, realize Too late, she realized her mistake.
acknowledge, admit (to) | correct, put right, rectify
MISTAKE + VERB happen, occur Mistakes are bound to happen sometimes.
PREP. by ~ I picked up the wrong bag by mistake.
~ about I made a mistake about her.
PHRASES all a mistake I kept telling myself that it was all a terrible mistake.
an easy mistake to make Don't worry about it?it's an easy mistake to make!

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

ADV. easily An unwary observer could easily mistake this constellation for a comet.
VERB + MISTAKE can't You can't mistake him. He's got long ginger hair.
PREP. for I'm sorry. I mistook you for George.
PHRASES there is no mistaking sth There was no mistaking the admiration in his eyes.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary


make a mistake
The lab must have made a mistake – this can’t be right.
correct a mistake
Luckily I was able to correct the mistake before my boss saw it.
realize your mistake
As soon as he realized his mistake he turned in the right direction.
admit your mistake
It is better to admit your mistake and apologize.
mistakes happen
We’re very careful, but mistakes can happen.
a common mistake
A common mistake is to imagine that dogs think like humans.
a little/minor mistake
The essay was full of little mistakes.
a serious/grave mistake
There was a serious mistake in the instructions.
an honest mistake (=a mistake, and not a deliberate action)
Thomas admitted he had broken the law, but said that it had been an honest mistake.
a silly/stupid mistake
You need to be able to laugh at your own silly mistakes.
an easy mistake (to make)
She looks like her sister, so it’s an easy mistake to make.
a spelling mistake
She spotted two spelling mistakes in the article.
be full of mistakes
The article was full of mistakes.
it is a mistake to think/assume etc something
It would be a mistake to assume that all snakes are dangerous.
there must be some mistake (=used when you think someone has made a mistake)
There must be some mistake. I definitely booked a room for tonight.
be full of mistakes (=have a lot of mistakes)
The report was full of mistakes.
be all a mistake (=used to say that a situation happened because of a mistake)
He couldn’t bring himself to tell her it was all a mistake.
make a mistake
I just want to prevent you from making a terrible mistake.
learn from your mistakes
I’m sure he will learn from his mistakes.
repeat a mistake
We certainly do not want to repeat the mistakes of the past.
a big/great mistake
Buying this car was a big mistake.
a bad/terrible/dreadful etc mistake
It would be a terrible mistake to marry him.
a serious/grave mistake
The decision to take the money was a serious mistake.
a fatal mistake (=a very bad mistake, often one that ends something)
His fatal mistake was to underestimate his opponent.
a costly mistake (=that costs you money or has a bad result)
Hiring him turned out to be a costly mistake.
it is a mistake to do something
It is a mistake to try to see everything in the museum in one day.
make the mistake of doing something
He made the mistake of revealing his true intentions.
make the same mistake again/twice
We won’t make the same mistake again.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

BAD: It doesn't matter if you do a slight mistake.
GOOD: It doesn't matter if you make a slight mistake.

Usage Note:
make a mistake (NOT do ): 'It's easy to make mistakes when you're tired.'
Many phrases begin with a very common very such as do, make, have, or take : ‘I felt very nervous about taking the test but, after having a long talk with Mrs Fisher, I decided I would just do my best and try not to make too many silly mistakes .’ These verbs can be combined with some nouns but not with others and since they do not have a clear meaning of their own, choosing the right combination can be a problem. Phrases which tend to cause difficulty are shown below.
have a bath (or esp. AmE take ) ‘She’s probably upstairs having a bath.’
Have (your) breakfast ‘We usually have breakfast in the kitchen.’
Have (your) dinner ‘We had dinner and then went for a walk.’
Have a drink ‘I’ll collapse if I don’t have a drink soon.’
Have (an) experience ‘He has no experience of running a large company.’
Have fun ‘You can’t stop people from having fun.’
Have a holiday ‘It’s almost a year since we had a real holiday.’
Have an interview ‘I’ve had six interviews but no one has offered me a job.’
Have a lesson ‘Every morning we have three fifty-minute lessons.’
Have (your) lunch ‘Isn’t it about time we had lunch?’
Have an operation ‘Before I had the operation I could hardly walk.’
Have a party ‘On Saturday we’re having a party.’
Have a picnic ‘If it’s sunny we could have a picnic.’
Have a shower (or esp. AmE take) ‘It only takes me a minute to have a shower.’
Take/do an examination ‘Why do we have to take so many tests?’
Take (your) medicine ‘Don’t forget to take your medicine.’
Take a pill ‘He refuses to take sleeping pills.’
Take/do a test ‘The last test I took was a disaster.’
Make an effort ‘I had to make a big effort not to laugh.’
Make a journey ‘It was the first journey he’d made all on his own.’
Make a mistake ‘He has made a serious mistake.’
Make a noise ‘How can one small child make so much noise?’
Make progress ‘I made very little progress at the start of the course.’
Do your best ‘Don’t worry, Tim. Just do your best.’
Do (or cause) damage ‘The storm did a lot of damage to the crops.’
Do an exercise ‘Have you done your exercises today?’
Do an experiment ‘To do this experiment, you’ll need two eggs.’
Do (sb) good ‘The holiday has done him a lot of good.’
Do harm ‘A scandal would do his reputation a lot of harm.’
Do your homework ‘Have you done your homework yet?’
Do a job ‘I’ve got one or two jobs to do this evening.’
Do the/some shopping ‘Jake has gone into town to do some shopping.’
Do research ‘We need to do a lot more research.’
Do things ‘We’ve done lots of different things today.’
Do your training ‘Where did you do your training?’
Note also: do something/anything etc: ‘I can’t come now – I’m doing something.’ ‘He hasn’t done anything wrong.'

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

See: by mistake

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary

TahlilGaran Online Dictionary ver 13.0
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