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misperceive

[ mis-per-seev ]
/ ˌmɪs pərˈsiv /
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verb (used with object), mis·per·ceived, mis·per·ceiv·ing.

to understand or perceive incorrectly; misunderstand.

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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Origin of misperceive

First recorded in 1920–25; mis-1 + perceive

OTHER WORDS FROM misperceive

mis·per·cep·tion [mis-per-sep-shuhn], /ˌmɪs pərˈsɛp ʃən/, noun
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