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misknow

[mis-noh]
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verb (used with object), mis·knew, mis·known, mis·know·ing.
  1. to fail to understand or recognize; misunderstand: to misknow the problem.
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Origin of misknow

First recorded in 1250–1300, misknow is from the Middle English word misknowen. See mis-1, know1
Related formsmis·knowl·edge [mis-nol-ij] /mɪsˈnɒl ɪdʒ/, noun
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Historical Examples

  • He also scolds Bacon for being afraid that Buckingham's height of fortune might make him "misknow himself."

    The Curious Case of Lady Purbeck

    Thomas Longueville

  • Why should we misknow one another, fight not against the enemy but against ourselves, from mere difference of uniform?

  • It would be greatly to misknow Gibbon to suppose that his studies at Lausanne were restricted to the learned languages.

    Gibbon

    James Cotter Morison