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.

Origin of misidentify

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

OTHER WORDS FROM misidentify

mis·i·den·ti·fi·ca·tion, noun
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