transitive verb Date: 1628 to apprehend wrongly ; misunderstandmisapprehension noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Misapprehend — Mis*ap pre*hend , v. t. To take in a wrong sense; to misunderstand. Locke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • misapprehend — I verb be deceived, be in error, be misled, be mistaken, blunder, confuse, distort, err, fail to understand, have the wrong impression, miscalculate, miscomprehend, misconceive, misconstrue, misdeem, misinterpret, misjudge, misreckon, mistake,… …   Law dictionary

  • misapprehend — (v.) 1640s, from MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + APPREHEND (Cf. apprehend). Related: Misapprehended; misapprehending …   Etymology dictionary

  • misapprehend — [v] get the wrong idea, impression blunder, confuse, err, misconceive, misconstrue, misinterpret, misread, miss, mistake, misunderstand; concept 15 Ant. apprehend, comprehend, understand …   New thesaurus

  • misapprehend — [mis΄ap rē hend′] vt. to fail to apprehend correctly; misunderstand misapprehension [mis΄ap prehen′shən] n …   English World dictionary

  • misapprehend — misapprehendingly, adv. /mis ap ri hend /, v.t. to misunderstand. [1645 55; MIS 1 + APPREHEND] * * * …   Universalium

  • misapprehend — verb /mɪsapɹɪˈhɛnd/ To interpret incorrectly; to misunderstand. They misapprehended the intentions and capabilities of our enemies, miscalculated the strength of communism, and misjudged the threat of terrorism …   Wiktionary

  • misapprehend — Synonyms and related words: contort, distort, garble, get one wrong, get wrong, gloss, make a miscue, make a mistake, misapply, miscite, misconceive, misconstrue, miscue, misdeem, misexplain, misexplicate, misexpound, misidentify, misinterpret,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • misapprehend — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. misunderstand, mistake, misinterpret. See error. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. err, blunder, confuse; see mistake , misunderstand . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To understand incorrectly: misconceive …   English dictionary for students

  • misapprehend — v. misunderstand, fail to understand …   English contemporary dictionary

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