misperceive

[ mis-per-seev ]
/ ˌmɪs pərˈsiv /

verb (used with object), mis·per·ceived, mis·per·ceiv·ing.

to understand or perceive incorrectly; misunderstand.

Nearby words

  1. misology,
  2. misoneism,
  3. misopedia,
  4. misorient,
  5. misorientate,
  6. misperception,
  7. mispick,
  8. mispickel,
  9. misplace,
  10. misplaced

Origin of misperceive

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

Related formsmis·per·cep·tion [mis-per-sep-shuh n] /ˌmɪs pərˈsɛp ʃən/, noun

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