misconceive


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mis·con·ceive

 (mĭs′kən-sēv′)
tr.v. mis·con·ceived, mis·con·ceiv·ing, mis·con·ceives
To interpret incorrectly; misunderstand.

mis′con·ceiv′er n.

misconceive

(ˌmɪskənˈsiːv)
vb
to have the wrong idea; fail to understand
ˌmisconˈceiver n

mis•con•ceive

(ˌmɪs kənˈsiv)

v.t., v.i. -ceived, -ceiv•ing.
to interpret wrongly; misunderstand.
[1350–1400]
mis`con•ceiv′er, n.
mis`con•cep′tion (-kənˈsɛp ʃən) n.

misconceive


Past participle: misconceived
Gerund: misconceiving

Imperative
misconceive
misconceive
Present
I misconceive
you misconceive
he/she/it misconceives
we misconceive
you misconceive
they misconceive
Preterite
I misconceived
you misconceived
he/she/it misconceived
we misconceived
you misconceived
they misconceived
Present Continuous
I am misconceiving
you are misconceiving
he/she/it is misconceiving
we are misconceiving
you are misconceiving
they are misconceiving
Present Perfect
I have misconceived
you have misconceived
he/she/it has misconceived
we have misconceived
you have misconceived
they have misconceived
Past Continuous
I was misconceiving
you were misconceiving
he/she/it was misconceiving
we were misconceiving
you were misconceiving
they were misconceiving
Past Perfect
I had misconceived
you had misconceived
he/she/it had misconceived
we had misconceived
you had misconceived
they had misconceived
Future
I will misconceive
you will misconceive
he/she/it will misconceive
we will misconceive
you will misconceive
they will misconceive
Future Perfect
I will have misconceived
you will have misconceived
he/she/it will have misconceived
we will have misconceived
you will have misconceived
they will have misconceived
Future Continuous
I will be misconceiving
you will be misconceiving
he/she/it will be misconceiving
we will be misconceiving
you will be misconceiving
they will be misconceiving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been misconceiving
you have been misconceiving
he/she/it has been misconceiving
we have been misconceiving
you have been misconceiving
they have been misconceiving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been misconceiving
you will have been misconceiving
he/she/it will have been misconceiving
we will have been misconceiving
you will have been misconceiving
they will have been misconceiving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been misconceiving
you had been misconceiving
he/she/it had been misconceiving
we had been misconceiving
you had been misconceiving
they had been misconceiving
Conditional
I would misconceive
you would misconceive
he/she/it would misconceive
we would misconceive
you would misconceive
they would misconceive
Past Conditional
I would have misconceived
you would have misconceived
he/she/it would have misconceived
we would have misconceived
you would have misconceived
they would have misconceived
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.misconceive - interpret in the wrong waymisconceive - interpret in the wrong way; "Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism"; "She misconstrued my remarks"
construe, interpret, see - make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?"

misconceive

verb misunderstand, mistake, misjudge, fail to understand, misconstrue, get the wrong idea about, misapprehend, get your lines crossed about We misconceived their purpose.

misconceive

verb
Translations

misconceive

[ˌmɪskənˈsiːv] VTentender mal, comprender mal

misconceive

vt (= understand wrongly)verkennen, eine falsche Vorstellung haben von; (= base on false assumption)von einer falschen Voraussetzung ausgehen bei
References in classic literature ?
It was impossible to misconceive the threat or to exaggerate the danger.
you distort my words as you misconceive my intentions.
Jamie is concerned that the racing public could misconceive his involvement in the case.