misapprehend

[ mis-ap-ri-hend ]
/ ˌmɪs æp rɪˈhɛnd /

verb (used with object)

to misunderstand.

Nearby words

  1. misanthropist,
  2. misanthropy,
  3. misapplication,
  4. misapplied,
  5. misapply,
  6. misapprehension,
  7. misappropriate,
  8. misappropriation,
  9. misarrange,
  10. misattribution

Origin of misapprehend

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

Related formsmis·ap·pre·hend·ing·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for misapprehend

misapprehend

/ (ˌmɪsæprɪˈhɛnd) /

verb

(tr) to misunderstand
Derived Formsmisapprehensive, adjectivemisapprehensively, adverbmisapprehensiveness, noun

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Word Origin and History for misapprehend

misapprehend

v.

1640s, from mis- (1) + apprehend. Related: Misapprehended; misapprehending.

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