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misapprehend

verb mis·ap·pre·hend \(ˌ)mis-ˌa-pri-ˈhend\

Definition of MISAPPREHEND

transitive verb
:  to apprehend wrongly :  misunderstand
mis·ap·pre·hen·sion \-ˈhen(t)-shən\ noun

Examples of MISAPPREHEND

  1. <unfortunately, the message that the artist was trying to convey has been misapprehended by many museum patrons>

First Known Use of MISAPPREHEND

1628

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