Mistake vs Conflict - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between mistake and conflict

is that mistake is an error; a blunder while conflict is a clash or disagreement, often violent, between two opposing groups or individuals.

As verbs the difference between mistake and conflict

is that mistake is to understand wrongly, taking one thing for another, or someone for someone else while conflict is to be at odds (with); to disagree or be incompatible.

mistake

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • An error; a blunder.
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  • After it is all over, as stupid a fellow as I am can see that mistakes' were made. I notice, however, that my ' mistakes are never told me until it is too late.
  • (baseball) A pitch which was intended to be pitched in a hard to hit location, but instead ends up in an easy to hit place
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Usage notes

    * Usually make a mistake. See

    Verb

  • To understand wrongly, taking one thing for another, or someone for someone else.
  • Sorry, I mistook you for my brother. You look very similar.
  • * Shakespeare
  • My father's purposes have been mistook .
  • * Johnson
  • A man may mistake the love of virtue for the practice of it.
  • To commit an unintentional error; to do or think something wrong.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • Servants mistake , and sometimes occasion misunderstanding among friends.
  • (obsolete, rare) To take or choose wrongly.
  • (Shakespeare)

    Derived terms

    * mistakeless

    conflict

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A clash or disagreement, often violent, between two opposing groups or individuals.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-19, author= Mark Tran
  • , volume=189, issue=6, page=1, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Denied an education by war , passage=One particularly damaging, but often ignored, effect of conflict on education is the proliferation of attacks on schools
  • An incompatibility, as of two things that cannot be simultaneously fulfilled.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To be at odds (with); to disagree or be incompatible
  • * '>citation
  • To overlap (with), as in a schedule.
  • Your conference call conflicts with my older one: please reschedule.

    References

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