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misperceive

[mis-per-seev] /ˌmɪs pərˈsiv/
verb (used with object), misperceived, misperceiving.
1.
to understand or perceive incorrectly; misunderstand.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; mis-1 + perceive
Related forms
misperception
[mis-per-sep-shuh n] /ˌmɪs pərˈsɛp ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
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  • Those who live outside this area misperceive the frequency and severity of hazardous weather in this area.
  • Some misperceive model airplanes are noisy and dangerous, safety record is outstanding.
  • Further, there is some evidence that entering students misperceive the amount of drinking that occurs among other students.
  • Parents may misperceive the risk alcohol use poses for their children.

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