misapprehend

[mis-ap-ri-hend]
verb (used with object)
to misunderstand.

Origin:
1645–55; mis-1 + apprehend

misapprehendingly, adverb
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misapprehend (ˌmɪsæprɪˈhɛnd)
 
vb
(tr) to misunderstand
 
misappre'hensive
 
adj
 
misappre'hensively
 
adv
 
misappre'hensiveness
 
n

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Example sentences
He struggles to help his pupils who misapprehend the world around them.
They misapprehend the war by looking back only a few decades.
If you follow respectable opinion, you will misapprehend the tastes and
  priorities of the bulk of voters.
In this, it is the plaintiffs who misapprehend the law, not the district court.
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