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

1890–95; mis-1 + identify

misidentification, noun
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Example sentences
Moreover, they misidentify that cause: it is not poverty as such, but
The debtor is attempting to limit the accrual of interest on support debts or
  attempting to misidentify the status of a debt.
If they misidentify an animal during hunting and end up shooting an illegal
  bird or mammal, they can be fined.
Similar patient names can cause caregivers to misidentify patients or mislabel
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