misunderstand [mis΄un dər stand′]
misunderstood, misunderstanding
to fail to understand correctly; misinterpret

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  • Misunderstand — Mis*un der*stand (m[i^]s*[u^]n d[ e]r*st[a^]nd ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Misunderstood} (m[i^]s*[u^]n d[ e]r*st[oo^]d ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Misunderstanding}.] To misconceive; to mistake; to miscomprehend; to take in a wrong sense. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Misunderstand — is to understand incorrectly, while thinking to have understood correctly. It may also refer to the following: Misunderstanding (disambiguation), various Misunderstood (disambiguation), various Major Misunderstanding is a character in the British …   Wikipedia

  • misunderstand — I verb be confused, be ignorant, be in the wrong, be misguided, be misled, be mistaken, blunder, commit an error, confuse, delude oneself, distort, err, fail to understand, fall into error, jumble, labor under a misapprehension, lack information …   Law dictionary

  • misunderstand — (v.) c.1200; see MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + UNDERSTAND (Cf. understand). Related: MISUNDERSTOOD (Cf. Misunderstood); MISUNDERSTANDING (Cf. misunderstanding) …   Etymology dictionary

  • misunderstand — [v] get the wrong idea be at cross purposes*, be bewildered, be confused, be perplexed, confound, confuse, fail, get signals crossed*, get signals mixed*, get wrong, get wrong impression*, misapply, misapprehend, miscalculate, miscomprehend,… …   New thesaurus

  • misunderstand — ► VERB (past and past part. misunderstood) ▪ fail to understand correctly …   English terms dictionary

  • misunderstand — [[t]mɪ̱sʌndə(r)stæ̱nd[/t]] misunderstands, misunderstanding, misunderstood VERB If you misunderstand someone or something, you do not understand them properly. → See also misunderstood [V wh] They have simply misunderstood what rock and roll is …   English dictionary

  • misunderstand — UK [ˌmɪsʌndə(r)ˈstænd] / US [ˌmɪsʌndərˈstænd] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms misunderstand : present tense I/you/we/they misunderstand he/she/it misunderstands present participle misunderstanding past tense misunderstood UK… …   English dictionary

  • misunderstand — verb ADVERB ▪ badly ▪ completely, fundamentally, grossly (formal, esp. AmE), profoundly PREPOSITION ▪ as …   Collocations dictionary

  • misunderstand — mis|un|der|stand [ˌmısʌndəˈstænd US ər ] v past tense and past participle misunderstood [I and T] to fail to understand someone or something correctly ▪ Rachel, you must have misunderstood her! Ellie would never say something like that. ▪ Don t… …   Dictionary of contemporary English