misperceive

verb

mis·​per·​ceive ˌmis-pər-ˈsēv How to pronounce misperceive (audio)
misperceived; misperceiving

transitive verb

: to perceive (something) wrongly or improperly
… until recently, experts have paid the placebo effect only grudging respect, some insisting that people who experience it must have simply misperceived either their illness or their recovery. Ted Kaptchuk et al.

Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of misperceive was in 1921

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Cite this Entry

“Misperceive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misperceive. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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