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misconceive

[mis-kuh n-seev] /ˌmɪs kənˈsiv/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), misconceived, misconceiving.
1.
to conceive or interpret wrongly; misunderstand.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see mis-1, conceive
Related forms
misconceiver, noun
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Examples from the web for misconceive
  • The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive.
  • The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive.
  • And in my mind that is paramount to wasting time to basically misconceive other peoples notions.
  • The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive.
  • Those arguments, however, fundamentally misconceive the scope of the non-delegation doctrine and are without merit.
British Dictionary definitions for misconceive

misconceive

/ˌmɪskənˈsiːv/
verb
1.
to have the wrong idea; fail to understand
Derived Forms
misconceiver, noun
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Word Origin and History for misconceive
v.

late 14c., "to have a wrong notion of;" see mis- (1) + conceive. Related: Misconceived; misconceiving.

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