misunderstand

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verb mis·un·der·stand \(ˌ)mi-ˌsən-dər-ˈstand\

Definition of misunderstand

misunderstood

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misunderstanding

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to fail to understand

  3. 2 :  to interpret incorrectly

Examples of misunderstand in a sentence

  1. Don't misunderstand me—I'm not criticizing your decision.

  2. He feels that the critics have completely misunderstood his movies.

  3. She expressed herself in clear terms that no one could misunderstand.

13th Century

First Known Use of misunderstand

13th century


MISUNDERSTAND Defined for English Language Learners

misunderstand

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verb mis·un·der·stand \(ˌ)mi-ˌsən-dər-ˈstand\

Definition of misunderstand for English Language Learners

  • : to fail to understand (someone or something) correctly


MISUNDERSTAND Defined for Kids

misunderstand

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verb mis·un·der·stand \ˌmis-ˌən-dər-ˈstand\

Definition of misunderstand for Students

misunderstood

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misunderstanding

  1. :  to fail to get the meaning of :  fail to understand



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