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- past participle of
- I'm frequently mistaken for my brother.
- This is a clear case of mistaken identity.
- (with a copula verb, often with about) Having an incorrect belief.
- I think you must be mistaken.
- He admitted he was mistaken about the budget numbers.
- The phrase if I'm not mistaken (and variations) is used to indicate that one is uncertain about something one has said.
- Nouns to which mistaken is often applied: identity, belief, notion, view, assumption, impression, idea, thinking, identification, diagnosis, interpretation, person, opinion, conclusion, judgment, conception, perception, theory, reading, concept.