mistake (someone or something) for (someone or something)

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mistake (someone or something) for (someone or something)

To confuse someone or something for someone or something else. I always mistake Kelly for her sister. They just look so much alike!
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mistake (someone) for (someone else)

 and mix (someone) up with (someone else)
to confuse someone with someone else; to think that one person is another person. I'm sorry. I mistook you for John. Tom is always mistaking Bill for me. We don't look a thing alike, though. Try not to mix Bill up with Bob, his twin.
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mistake (something) for (something else)

 and mix (something) up with (something else)
to confuse two things with each other. Please don't mix this idea up with that one. I mistook my book for yours.
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mistake for

Take someone or something for someone or something else, as in I'm sorry, I mistook you for her sister, or Don't mistake that friendly smile for good intentions; he's a tough competitor. [c. 1600]
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mistake for

v.
To wrongly perceive that someone or something is someone or something else: I'm sorry to have bothered you—I mistook you for a friend of mine. Don't mistake the poison ivy for a box elder vine!
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It was a mistake for us to not include the tested trigger pull weight for the MSR10 Long Range review.
But he said: "It would be a big mistake for us just to concentrate on the two strikers.
So, I think that is a mistake for us, a mistake in our ability to look forward," Slym said.
Sunday (against Wolves) is a massive, massive game, and it would be a big mistake for us to look ahead and think about players who could come in or who could leave.
He said: 'It was a mistake for us and a mistake for him.
Well, that might have been a mistake for us to schedule as many top-10 opponents as we did in such a short time frame, but I think we'll come out OK on the other side of it,'' USC coach Chris Gobrecht said.
Sunday against Wolves is a massive, massive game, and it would be a big mistake for us to look ahead and think about players who could come in or who could leave.
But Sligo hit us with a sloppy goal, a bad mistake for us and after that we're 2-1 down and chasing the game.