misconstrue, misinterpret, misconceive, misunderstand, misapprehend, be amiss(verb)
interpret in the wrong way
"Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism"; "She misconstrued my remarks"
To understand incorrectly, while thinking to have understood correctly.
to misconceive; to mistake; to miscomprehend; to take in a wrong sense
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mis-un-dėr-stand′, v.t. to take in a wrong sense.—n. Misunderstand′ing, a mistake as to meaning: a slight disagreement.
The numerical value of misunderstand in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of misunderstand in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.
I just want to understand how people misunderstand each other!”
Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them and in the plainest possible words or he will certainly misunderstand them.
Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them; and in the plainest possible words or he will certainly misunderstand them.
When some people rejoin with 'All Lives Matter' they misunderstand the problem, but not because their message is untrue. It is true that all lives matter, but it is equally true that not all lives are understood to matter, which is precisely why it is most important to name the lives that have not mattered, and are struggling to matter in the way they deserve, if we jump too quickly to the universal formulation, 'all lives matter,' then we miss the fact that black people have not yet been included in the idea of 'all lives.'.
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- اساء الفهمArabic
- malentendreCatalan, Valencian
- špatně pochopit, neporozumětCzech
- falsch verstehen, missverstehenGerman
- mal interpretarSpanish
- valesti aru saamaEstonian
- mì-bhreithnichScottish Gaelic
- konprann malHaitian Creole
- սխալ հասկանալArmenian
- fraintendere, equivocareItalian
- არასწორად გაგებაGeorgian
- fallo, fallorLatin
- буруу ойлгохMongolian
- เขว, เข้าใจผิดThai
- yanlış anlamakTurkish
- غلط سمجھناUrdu
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