mistake for

mistake for
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "mistake for":
present tense I/you/we/they mistake for he/she/it mistakes for present participle mistaking for past tense mistook for past participle mistaken for
mistake someone/something for someone/something to think that a person or thing is someone or something else

The gunman had mistaken him for a drug dealer.

I had mistaken friendship for love.

English dictionary. 2014.

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