Definitions

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

  • transitive v. To understand incorrectly; misinterpret.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To understand incorrectly, while thinking to have understood correctly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To misconceive; to mistake; to miscomprehend; to take in a wrong sense.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To understand amiss; attach a false meaning to; take in a wrong sense; misconceive; interpret or explain to one's self erroneously.
  • To fail to understand (a person with reference to his words or actions): as, I misunderstood you.

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

  • v. interpret in the wrong way

Etymologies

mis- +‎ understand (Wiktionary)

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