misconceive

[mis-kuh n-seev]

verb (used with or without object), mis·con·ceived, mis·con·ceiv·ing.

to conceive or interpret wrongly; misunderstand.

Nearby words

  1. miscite,
  2. miscode,
  3. miscolor,
  4. miscommunicate,
  5. miscommunication,
  6. misconceived,
  7. misconception,
  8. misconduct,
  9. misconstruction,
  10. misconstrue

Origin of misconceive

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at mis-1, conceive

Related formsmis·con·ceiv·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for misconceive

misconceive

verb

to have the wrong idea; fail to understand
Derived Formsmisconceiver, noun

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Word Origin and History for misconceive

misconceive

v.

late 14c., "to have a wrong notion of;" see mis- (1) + conceive. Related: Misconceived; misconceiving.

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