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misidentify

[ mis-ahy-den-tuh-fahy, -i-den- ]
/ 藢m瑟s a瑟藞d蓻n t蓹藢fa瑟, -瑟藞d蓻n- /
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verb (used with object), mis路i路den路ti路fied, mis路i路den路ti路fy路ing.
to identify incorrectly.
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Origin of misidentify

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

OTHER WORDS FROM misidentify

mis路i路den路ti路fi路ca路tion, noun
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