What does misunderstand mean?

Definitions for misunderstand
ˌmɪs ʌn dərˈstændmis·un·der·stand

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Misunderstand

    mis-un-dėr-stand′, v.t. to take in a wrong sense.—n. Misunderstand′ing, a mistake as to meaning: a slight disagreement.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of misunderstand in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of misunderstand in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of misunderstand in a Sentence

  1. Anatole France:

    It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.

  2. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    I just want to understand how people misunderstand each other!”

  3. John Ruskin:

    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.

  4. John Ruskin:

    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.

  5. Matt Bevin -LRB- @GovMattBevin -RRB-:

    Many people have been confused or hurt or just misunderstand what it was that I was trying to communicate, for those of you who have been hurt, it is my absolute, sincere apology to you.

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