misconceive Meaning, Definition & Usage
verb interpret in the wrong way
misinterpret; misunderstand; be amiss; misconstrue; misapprehend.
- Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism
- She misconstrued my remarks
Mis`con*ceive" transitive verb & intransitive verb
imperfect & past participle Misconceived ; present participle & verbal noun Misconceiving
- To conceive wrongly; to interpret incorrectly; to receive a false notion of; to misjudge; to misapprehend.
Those things which, for want of due consideration heretofore, they have misconceived.
Syn. -- To misapprehend; misunderstand; mistake.
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