Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To apprehend incorrectly; misunderstand.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To interpret incorrectly; to misunderstand.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To take in a wrong sense; to misunderstand.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To apprehend incorrectly or wrongly; misunderstand; take in a wrong sense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. interpret in the wrong way

Etymologies

From mis- + apprehend. (Wiktionary)

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