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The latest is maybe the biggest howler yet, bigger than even the ad that mistook Duke basketball players for UK Wildcats.

Pistorius maintains that he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder.

She mistook him for a servant and fed him kindly; later, she found out that the man was a top advisor to a major general.

Perhaps among other things, Smith mistook kindness as a sign of as weak case.

This made headlines due to the posters Emin put up in her London neighborhood, an act people mistook as an original work of art.

Melodye or glee; here Koch remarks that Chaucer 'evidently mistook tirelire for turelure.'

A scene like this must have been rare even to the priest of God; for he mistook this sad woman for one drunken with wine.

The story goes that one night during the carnival he was wounded by some masqueraders, who mistook him for another person.

When the sun rose, all on board beheld one of the Ba-hamas, which Columbus mistook for an island off the coast of Asia.

But she realized her husband's horror and mistook it for disgust.


On this page you'll find 54 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to mistook, such as: misread, misinterpret, miscalculate, overlook, confuse, and misjudge.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.