from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To interpret incorrectly; misunderstand.
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- v. to misunderstand
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. To conceive wrongly; to interpret incorrectly; to receive a false notion of; to misunderstand; to misjudge; to misapprehend.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To conceive erroneously; form a wrong conception of; misunderstand; misapprehend; misjudge.
- Synonyms To misunderstand, misapprehend, mistake.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. interpret in the wrong way
To understand is pain and joy in one; to misconceive is to scatter broken glass for bare feet.
The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive.
The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive ....
I guess if people have never seen a live snake but lots of movies where they're depicted as evil-man-eating-things they may misconceive snakes 'behavior.
The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. . .
Secondly, in noting that at least 8 million citizens were sidelined by the registration process, the editors completely misconceive the nature of the problem, which they sum up thusly: "At fault is the antiquated way voters are registered."
Hence we should not misconceive and surmise that it is improper to seek other than Allah from Allah, even if it be the means that assist us in approaching His neighborhood.
Misconstruing mental and physical phenomena as inherently existent precedes mistaking the self, or I, as inherently existent, but both lie at the root of cyclic existence, since they both misconceive their respective objects the same way.
Maybe I misconceive or falsely conflate your two theories.
Therefore one should not misconceive and think that there is no need for us to mourn and lament for what transpired in the plains of Karbala.
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