if I'm not mistaken meaning, if I'm not mistaken definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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mistaken  

1       adj   If you are mistakenabout something, you are wrong about it.  
v-link ADJ, oft ADJ about n   (=wrong)  
I see I was mistaken about you..., You couldn't be more mistaken, Alex. You've utterly misread the situation.      You use expressions such as if I'm not mistaken and unless I'm very much mistaken as a polite way of emphasizing the statement you are making, especially when you are confident that it is correct.  
if I'm not mistaken             phrase   PHR with cl     (emphasis)    I think he wanted to marry her, if I am not mistaken..., Unless I'm mistaken, he didn't specify what time.     
2       adj   A mistaken belief or opinion is incorrect.  
ADJ n  
...a limited understanding of addiction and mistaken beliefs about how it can be overcome.     
  mistakenly      adv   ADV with v  
He says they mistakenly believed the standard licenses they held were sufficient.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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mistaken  
1       adj   If you are mistakenabout something, you are wrong about it.  
v-link ADJ, oft ADJ about n   (=wrong)  
I see I was mistaken about you..., You couldn't be more mistaken, Alex. You've utterly misread the situation.      You use expressions such as if I'm not mistaken and unless I'm very much mistaken as a polite way of emphasizing the statement you are making, especially when you are confident that it is correct.  
if I'm not mistaken      phrase   PHR with cl     (emphasis)    I think he wanted to marry her, if I am not mistaken..., Unless I'm mistaken, he didn't specify what time.     
2       adj   A mistaken belief or opinion is incorrect.  
ADJ n  
...a limited understanding of addiction and mistaken beliefs about how it can be overcome.     
  mistakenly      adv   ADV with v  
He says they mistakenly believed the standard licenses they held were sufficient.     


mistaken identity     
When someone incorrectly thinks that they have found or recognized a particular person, you refer to this as a case of mistaken identity.      n-uncount  
The dead men could have been the victims of mistaken identity. Their attackers may have wrongly believed them to be soldiers.     

Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  

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mistaken  

  
barking up the wrong tree     (informal)   erroneous, fallacious, false, faulty, getting the wrong end of the stick     (informal)   inaccurate, inappropriate, incorrect, in the wrong, labouring under a misapprehension, misguided, misinformed, misled, off base     (U.S. & Canad. informal)   off beam     (informal)   off target, off the mark, unfounded, unsound, way off beam     (informal)   wide of the mark, wrong  
  
Antonyms     
   accurate, correct, logical, right, sound, true  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

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n.
Phrase used when someone has brought all the evidences to support his point of view; "I'm done with explanations"
n.
Io sono per Lei
exp.
I can't understand it, I can't believe it, I can't accept it
v.
am not
as in, I amn't going to the store. to replace the word ain't.
exp.
absolutely not; not in this lifetime
Slang expression used mostly in 19th century
v.
Not to include something
I want to try a diet that excludes dairy products.
exp.
not an easy task
n.
verification conducted by police to find out if a person has a criminal record or not.
Usually requested by an individual for new employment, citizenship applications, name changes, etc.
id.
def.: if you are too confident about yourself, something bad will happen to show you that you are not as good as you think you are
n.
means a liquid is not clear: this tea's got bits in it, I don't like yogurt with bits in it
assez proche de l'idée de 'il y a à boire et à manger'
v.
like a cocoon not an infection.
exp.
a humorous way of saying that someone doesn't like or love the speaker.
[Hum.] E.g.: You've seen the way she treated me last time we met. It's clear: she loves me not.
exp.
not right; out of order; not functioning properly
adj.
(about persons) not to be trusted; dangerous
exp.
be/not be interested in getting married and having a family
exp.
The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
exp.
acronym of As Far As I Know, from the best of my knowledge, according to the information that I have
exp.
I have no idea; I don't have a clue
[Informal] E.g.: Why was she upset? - Beats me!
exp.
it occurred to me, I suddenly thought of it, I had an idea all of a sudden
E.g: I wondered all day long how to solve this problem and it suddenly hit me...I had to talk to Marry.
n.
"It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much I want to hit them in the face with a shovel." Concept coming from the Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012).
n.
Free On Board: A legal term meaning that when the seller loads merchandise for transportation, he bears full responsibility for it but if the merchandise is later lost or harmed, the buyer suffers the loss.
n.
If someone or something that they have done is savaged by another person, that person criticizes them severely.
n.
underaged girl looking mature, that can thus bring somebody to jail if he is caught in a relationship with her
made with Jail and Bait
exp.
if you can't be arsed to do something, you can't be bothered to do it (you are too lazy to do it)
colloquial, British, very common
n.
is a test process that is performed after the software has been changed in order to verify if the changes didn't affect other software parts
exp.
expression used for pointing out that, if you love someone, you accept also things and people dear to the person you love
exp.
if people live in each other's pocket, they spend a lot of time together
conj.
albeit although, even if, even though, notwithstanding that, tho' (U.S. or poetic) though
Charles's letter was indeed published, albeit in a somewhat abbreviated form.

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