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misidentify

[mis-ahy-den-tuh-fahy, -i-den-] /ˌmɪs aɪˈdɛn təˌfaɪ, -ɪˈdɛn-/
verb (used with object), misidentified, misidentifying.
1.
to identify incorrectly.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; mis-1 + identify
Related forms
misidentification, noun
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Word Origin and History for misidentification
n.

1858, from mis- (1) + identification.

misidentify

v.

1895, from mis- (1) + identify. Related: Misidentified; misidentifying.

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