mistaken

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Morphologically mistake +‎ -n.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɪsˈteɪkən/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪkən

Verb[edit]

mistaken

  1. past participle of mistake
    I'm frequently mistaken for my brother.

Adjective[edit]

mistaken (comparative more mistaken, superlative most mistaken)

  1. Erroneous.
    A mistaken sense of loyalty.
  2. (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.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The phrase if I'm not mistaken (and variations) is used to indicate that one is uncertain about something one has said.

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