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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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Word Origin and History for misperception
n.

1722; see mis- (1) + perception.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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