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Definition of Mistake


  1. To make or form amiss; to spoil in making.
  2. To take or choose wrongly.
  3. To take in a wrong sense; to misunderstand misapprehend, or misconceive; as, to mistake a remark; to mistake one's meaning.
  4. To substitute in thought or perception; as, to mistake one person for another.
  5. To have a wrong idea of in respect of character, qualities, etc.; to misjudge.
  6. To err in knowledge, perception, opinion, or judgment; to commit an unintentional error.
  7. An apprehending wrongly; a misconception; a misunderstanding; a fault in opinion or judgment; an unintentional error of conduct.
  8. Misconception, error, which when non-negligent may be ground for rescinding a contract, or for refusing to perform it.

Mistake Quotations

To help yourself, you must be yourself. Be the best that you can be. When you make a mistake, learn from it, pick yourself up and move on.
Dave Pelzer

A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether.
Roy H. Williams

A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.
B. F. Skinner

Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
Al Franken

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
Albert Einstein
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Mistake Translations

mistake in Afrikaans is fout
mistake in Danish is fejl
mistake in Dutch is vergissing, fout, dwaling, abuis
mistake in Finnish is virhe
mistake in French is trompons, abus, erreur, trompez, trompent
mistake in Italian is errore, vizio, granchiolino
mistake in Latin is error, erratum, mendum menda
mistake in Norwegian is feil, mistak
mistake in Portuguese is erro, defeito
mistake in Swedish is misstag, misstag
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