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mistaken adj
1 wrong in e.g. opinion or judgment; "well-meaning but misguided teachers"; "a mistaken belief"; "mistaken identity" [syn: misguided]
2 arising from error; "a false assumption"; "a mistaken view of the situation" [syn: false]mistake


1 a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults" [syn: error, fault]
2 an understanding of something that is not correct; "he wasn't going to admit his mistake"; "make no mistake about his intentions"; "there must be some misunderstanding--I don't have a sister" [syn: misunderstanding, misapprehension]
3 part of a statement that is not correct; "the book was full of errors" [syn: error]


1 identify incorrectly; "Don't mistake her for her twin sister" [syn: misidentify]
2 to make a mistake or be incorrect [syn: err, slip] [also: mistook, mistaken]mistaken See mistake

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  1. past participle of mistake

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Mistaken is the past participle of mistake and may refer to:

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