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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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British Dictionary definitions for misconceiver

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 misconceiver

misconceive

v.

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

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