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

to understand or perceive incorrectly; misunderstand.

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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Word Origin and History for misperception

1722; see mis- (1) + perception.

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