UK [ˌmɪskənˈsiːv] / US [ˌmɪskənˈsɪv] verb [transitive]
Word forms "misconceive":
present tense I/you/we/they misconceive he/she/it misconceives present participle misconceiving past tense misconceived past participle misconceived formal
to fail to understand something correctly

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  • Misconceive — Mis con*ceive , v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Misconceived}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Misconceiving}.] To conceive wrongly; to interpret incorrectly; to receive a false notion of; to misunderstand; to misjudge; to misapprehend. [1913 Webster] Those things… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • misconceive — I verb be deceived, be misguided, be misinformed, be misled, be mistaken, blunder, deceive oneself, delude oneself, distort the meaning, err, estimate incorrectly, fail to understand, fall into error, guess wrong, interpret incorrectly, labor… …   Law dictionary

  • misconceive — (v.) late 14c., to have a wrong notion of; see MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + CONCEIVE (Cf. conceive). Related: Misconceived; misconceiving …   Etymology dictionary

  • misconceive — ► VERB 1) fail to understand correctly. 2) (be misconceived) be badly judged or planned …   English terms dictionary

  • misconceive — [mis΄kən sēv′] vt., vi. misconceived, misconceiving to conceive wrongly; interpret incorrectly; misunderstand misconception [mis΄kənsep′shən] n …   English World dictionary

  • misconceive — verb /ˌmɪskənˈsiːv/ to misunderstand Nay, misconceive me not, madam, when I say I have had a genrous and a faithful passion, which you had never favoured, but through revenge and policy …   Wiktionary

  • misconceive — misconceiver, n. /mis keuhn seev /, v.t., v.i., misconceived, misconceiving. to conceive or interpret wrongly; misunderstand. [1350 1400; ME; see MIS 1, CONCEIVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • misconceive — Synonyms and related words: contort, distort, garble, get one wrong, get wrong, gloss, make a miscue, make a mistake, misapply, misapprehend, miscite, misconstrue, miscue, misdeem, misexplain, misexplicate, misexpound, misidentify, misinterpret,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • misconceive — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. misconstrue, miscalculate, misinterpret, err; see mistake , misunderstand . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To understand incorrectly: misapprehend, misconstrue, misinterpret, misread, mistake, misunderstand. See UNDERSTAND …   English dictionary for students

  • misconceive — mis|con|ceive [ ,mıskən siv ] verb transitive FORMAL to fail to understand something correctly …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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