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misconceive Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. 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
  1. 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. Hooker.
    Syn. -- To misapprehend; misunderstand; mistake.

Webster 1913