Simple Definition of misunderstand
: to fail to understand (someone or something) correctly
Full Definition of misunderstand
1 : to fail to understand
2 : to interpret incorrectly
Examples of misunderstand
Don't misunderstand me—I'm not criticizing your decision.
He feels that the critics have completely misunderstood his movies.
She expressed herself in clear terms that no one could misunderstand.
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MISUNDERSTAND Defined for Kids
Definition of misunderstand
: to fail to get the meaning of : fail to understand
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