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misunderstand

[ mis-uhn-der-stand ]
/ 藢m瑟s 蕦n d蓹r藞st忙nd /
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verb (used with object), mis路un路der路stood, mis路un路der路stand路ing.
to take (words, statements, etc.) in a wrong sense; understand wrongly.
to fail to understand or interpret rightly the words or behavior of.
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Origin of misunderstand

First recorded in 1150鈥1200, misunderstand is from the Middle English word misunderstanden.See mis-1, understand

OTHER WORDS FROM misunderstand

mis路un路der路stand路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for misunderstand

misunderstand
/ (藢m瑟s蕦nd蓹藞st忙nd) /

verb -stands, -standing or -stood
to fail to understand properly
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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