misapprehend

[mis-ap-ri-hend]

verb (used with object)

to misunderstand.

Origin of misapprehend

First recorded in 1645–55; mis-1 + apprehend
Related formsmis·ap·pre·hend·ing·ly, adverb
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misapprehend

verb

(tr) to misunderstand
Derived Formsmisapprehensive, adjectivemisapprehensively, adverbmisapprehensiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for misapprehend
v.

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

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