Definitions

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

  • transitive v. To interpret incorrectly; misunderstand.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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

Etymologies

mis- +‎ conceive (Wiktionary)

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