misderive

[ mis-di-rahyv ]
/ ˌmɪs dɪˈraɪv /

verb (used with or without object), mis·de·rived, mis·de·riv·ing.

to derive incorrectly; assign a wrong derivation to.

Nearby words

  1. misdeem,
  2. misdemean,
  3. misdemeanant,
  4. misdemeanor,
  5. misdemeanour,
  6. misdescribe,
  7. misdiagnose,
  8. misdiagnosis,
  9. misdial,
  10. misdirect

Origin of misderive

First recorded in 1640–50; mis-1 + derive

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