MISTA'KE, v.t. To take wrong; to conceive or understand erroneously; to misunderstand or misapprehend. 'Tis to mistake them costs the time and pain.1. To take one thing or person for another. We mistake the eloquence of self-apology for the animation of conscious integrity. A man may mistake the love of virtue for the practice of it.
MISTA'KE, v.i. To err in opinion or judgment. Servants mistake, and sometimes occasion misunderstanding among friends.
MISTA'KE, n. An error in opinion or judgment; misconception. Infallibility is an absolute security of the understanding from all possibility of mistake.1. A slip; a fault; an error. There is a mistake in the account or in the date.