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
What many investors misunderstand is that, when it comes to risk, more is less.
The point they misunderstand is that the guidelines were crystal clear about WHEN they are entitled to claim.
What views like this fundamentally misunderstand is that there are many taxes besides income tax, such as payroll, capital gains, and corporate taxes, that slow down the economy and affect everyone.
Originally it may have been plausible for you to misunderstand, that is no longer the case.
In a speech in Davos, French President Nicolas Sarkozy was emphatic in his defense of the euro, saying that those who were forecasting its demise "misunderstand" the nature of Europe.
Mr. Sarkozy was also emphatic in his defense of the euro, saying that those who were forecasting its demise "misunderstand" the nature of Europe.
What exactly did we "misunderstand" about this festival of dumbassery?
By the way: I expect someone to deliberately "misunderstand" what I'm saying here, and suggest that I'm saying that the AWARD was because of his election.
And Gavin, I don't "misunderstand" your point about the appropriation of my name, as you say over there, I am troubled by the way it is picked up by search engines and confusing to people who don't read long enough to grasp what people at your blog are doing.
Davis might reply that North and South did hugely "misunderstand" each other.