misconceive

[ mis-kuhn-seev ]
/ ˌmɪs kənˈsiv /
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verb (used with or without object), mis·con·ceived, mis·con·ceiv·ing.

to conceive or interpret wrongly; misunderstand.

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Origin of misconceive

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

OTHER WORDS FROM misconceive

mis·con·ceiv·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for misconceive

misconceive
/ (ˌmɪskənˈsiːv) /

verb

to have the wrong idea; fail to understand

Derived forms of misconceive

misconceiver, noun
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