misidentify

[ mis-ahy-den-tuh-fahy, -i-den- ]
/ ˌmɪs aɪˈdɛn təˌfaɪ, -ɪˈdɛn- /

verb (used with object), mis·i·den·ti·fied, mis·i·den·ti·fy·ing.

to identify incorrectly.

Nearby words

  1. mishnah,
  2. mishnaic,
  3. mishnaic hebrew,
  4. mishpocha,
  5. misidentification,
  6. misimpression,
  7. misinform,
  8. misinformation,
  9. misinformed,
  10. misinterpret

Origin of misidentify

First recorded in 1890–95; mis-1 + identify

Related formsmis·i·den·ti·fi·ca·tion, noun

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Word Origin and History for misidentify

misidentify

v.

1895, from mis- (1) + identify. Related: Misidentified; misidentifying.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper