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misapprehend

[ mis-ap-ri-hend ]
/ ˌmɪs æp rɪˈhɛnd /
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verb (used with object)
to misunderstand.
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Origin of misapprehend

First recorded in 1645–55; mis-1 + apprehend

OTHER WORDS FROM misapprehend

mis·ap·pre·hend·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for misapprehend

misapprehend
/ (ˌmɪsæprɪˈhɛnd) /

verb
(tr) to misunderstand

Derived forms of misapprehend

misapprehensive, adjectivemisapprehensively, adverbmisapprehensiveness, noun
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