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mistaken Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb identify incorrectly
    misidentify; mistake.
    • Don't mistake her for her twin sister
  2. verb to make a mistake or be incorrect
    slip; err; mistake.
  3. adjective satellite wrong in e.g. opinion or judgment
    • well-meaning but misguided teachers
    • a mistaken belief
    • mistaken identity
  4. adjective satellite arising from error
    • a false assumption
    • a mistaken view of the situation

Mis*tak"en participial adjective
  1. Being in error; judging wrongly; having a wrong opinion or a misconception; as, a mistaken man; he is mistaken.
  2. Erroneous; wrong; as, a mistaken notion.

Webster 1913