Definitions for misunderstandˌmɪs ʌn dərˈstænd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mis•un•der•standˌmɪs ʌn dərˈstænd(v.t.)-stood, -stand•ing.

  1. to understand or interpret incorrectly; attach a wrong meaning to.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. misconstrue, misinterpret, misconceive, misunderstand, misapprehend, be amiss(verb)

    interpret in the wrong way

    "Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism"; "She misconstrued my remarks"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. misunderstand(verb)ˌmɪs ʌn dərˈstænd

    to fail to understand

    I'm sorry - I misunderstood.; He misunderstood the seriousness of the situation.


  1. misunderstand(Verb)

    To understand incorrectly, while thinking to have understood correctly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Misunderstand(verb)

    to misconceive; to mistake; to miscomprehend; to take in a wrong sense

Translations for misunderstand

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to take a wrong meaning from

She misunderstood what I said.

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