mis|tak|en [ mı`steıkən ] adjective
1. ) never before noun if someone is mistaken, they are wrong about something:
mistaken about: He may have been mistaken about what he saw.
be mistaken in (doing) something: She is mistaken in thinking that the report was written last year.
sadly mistaken: If you think I'm going to help, you're sadly mistaken.
a ) unless I'm mistaken or if I'm not mistaken SPOKEN used for politely saying that you are certain you are right about something:
Unless I'm very much mistaken, Joyce will be the next director.
2. ) a mistaken belief, idea, opinion, etc. is not correct:
He was under the mistaken impression that I liked him.
mistaken identity
a situation in which you wrongly think that you recognize someone or have found someone you are looking for:
Our client is a victim of mistaken identity.
a case of mistaken identity: Police officers realized that it was a case of mistaken identity.
╾ mis|tak|en|ly adverb:
He mistakenly believed that she was married.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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