mis identify

misidentify

[mis-ahy-den-tuh-fahy, -i-den-]
verb (used with object), misidentified, misidentifying.
to identify incorrectly.

Origin:
1890–95; mis-1 + identify

misidentification, noun
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misidentify
1895, from mis- (1) + identify.
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