- to conceive or interpret wrongly; misunderstand.
Origin of misconceive
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Examples from the Web for misconceive
I must tell you that you misconceive the situation entirely.The Market-Place
You cannot misconceive my motives in making this not very agreeable communication.The Young Duke
I say not this openly, nor unto such as should be likely to misconceive me.In Convent Walls
Emily Sarah Holt
Of course we must not misconceive the character of this wrath.
It was impossible to misconceive the threat or to exaggerate the danger.Tales and Fantasies
Robert Louis Stevenson
- to have the wrong idea; fail to understand
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Word Origin and History for misconceive
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