verb (used with object), mis·un·der·stood, mis·un·der·stand·ing.
Words nearby misunderstand
Origin of misunderstand
OTHER WORDS FROM misunderstandmis·un·der·stand·er, noun
Examples from the Web for misunderstand
The House Republicans, and, unfortunately, many of my brothers and sisters in the media, misunderstand what is going on here.
Adam Lankford on how we misunderstand the psychology of suicide bombers.
But this, dear reader, is to misunderstand the point of the fast.
That bill passed because North Dakota lawmakers “misunderstand the role of the FDA in approving drugs,” Kromenaker said.Abortion Outposts in Arkansas, Dakotas Wary of Mississippi’s Fight|Allison Yarrow|July 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“I love these sisters—so determined to dialogue with a Vatican that has continued to misunderstand and accuse them,” she said.American Nuns Fight Back Against Vatican Crackdown|Abigail Pesta|June 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Now I will not affect to misunderstand the charge conveyed by these words.Frank's Campaign|Horatio Alger, Jr.
This is the law which women are constantly led to misunderstand in a democracy.The Cult of Incompetence|Emile Faguet
You have always misunderstood him, I might almost say, chosen to misunderstand him.The Heir of Redclyffe|Charlotte M. Yonge
And even if you did misunderstand, you might have concentrated on what you were doing for five minutes, don't you think?The Lightning Conductor Discovers America|C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
“Faith, it has broken out,” he feebly laughed, pretending to misunderstand.A Daughter of Raasay|William MacLeod Raine