verb (used with object), mis·un·der·stood, mis·un·der·stand·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM misunderstandmis·un·der·stand·er, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for misunderstand
Judges have routinely ruled that people who signed affidavits to that effect either misunderstood the process or were wrong.‘These are not crazy people’: GOP defends its voter-fraud push, ignoring obvious perils|Aaron Blake|December 16, 2020|Washington Post
I don’t deny the existence of the arrow, but I do suggest that the “box mentality” has led us to misunderstand what is happening in the universe and even blinded us to the beauty that it is creating.
It’s common for even native English speakers to misunderstand or mischaracterize something on their application, said Anne Paxton, an attorney at the Unemployment Law Project, a legal aid organization based in Washington state.He Made a Minor Mistake Filling Out an Unemployment Form. Then the State Demanded $14,990 From Him.|by Ava Kofman|October 29, 2020|ProPublica
There’s also an interesting thread in the book about being misunderstood while trying to figure yourself out at the same time.Book recommendations from Fortune’s 40 under 40 in tech|Rachel King|September 4, 2020|Fortune
If it set back anyone it was probably a generation of psychology students who may have misunderstood this.5 Psychology Terms You’re Probably Misusing (Ep. 334 Rebroadcast)|Stephen J. Dubner|January 9, 2020|Freakonomics
And he says that those who accuse Napoleon of killing off democracy misunderstand politics in 19th century Europe.
Contraception is not abortion, and those who misunderstand this subject do harm to the pro-life cause.
It is a wakeup call for how poorly misunderstand our movement is.You Don’t Hate Feminism. You Just Don’t Understand It.|Emily Shire|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To say that Nipple appears to misunderstand women and their sexual desires is an understatement.
The House Republicans, and, unfortunately, many of my brothers and sisters in the media, misunderstand what is going on here.
But you are English, or you are American; and men of those countries never misunderstand a woman, even if she is in trouble.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
You only misunderstand each other, and with a little good will on both sides you can easily get out of your tangle.'Confidence|Henry James
You misunderstand me, my friend; I want to know whether he attacked him with any evil intent?
The active temperament is almost bound to misunderstand the imaginative or artistic spirit and its difficulties.The Daughters of Danaus|Mona Caird
Do not misunderstand me, however, and imagine that I wish to exalt Chopin at the expense of another great musician.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician|Frederick Niecks