to name incorrectly or wrongly; miscall.
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How to use misname in a sentence
He saw behind it nothing save an implacable selfishness that chose to misname itself affection.An Ambitious Woman | Edgar Fawcett
Thus, not only our bread and our boots are made by machinery, but many of the very things we misname "art-products."The Evolution of Modern Capitalism | John Atkinson Hobson
This material sinful personality, which we misname man, is what St. Paul terms "the old man and his deeds," to be "put off."No and Yes | Mary Baker Eddy
A catch came into Turner's voice and he said somewhat huskily, "When they christened ye Blossom they didn't misname ye none."When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry | Charles Neville Buck
“To misname me would do you no good and me no harm,” replied the Jew gravely.The Pirate City | R.M. Ballantyne