misapprehend


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mis·ap·pre·hend

 (mĭs-ăp′rĭ-hĕnd′)
tr.v. mis·ap·pre·hend·ed, mis·ap·pre·hend·ing, mis·ap·pre·hends
To apprehend incorrectly; misunderstand.

mis·ap′pre·hen′sion (-hĕn′shən) n.
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misapprehend

(ˌmɪsæprɪˈhɛnd)
vb
(tr) to misunderstand; misinterpret
ˌmisappreˈhensive adj
ˌmisappreˈhensively adv
ˌmisappreˈhensiveness n
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mis•ap•pre•hend

(ˌmɪs æp rɪˈhɛnd)

v.t.
[1645–55]
mis`ap•pre•hen′sion (-ˈhɛn ʃən) n.
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misapprehend


Past participle: misapprehended
Gerund: misapprehending

Imperative
misapprehend
misapprehend
Present
I misapprehend
you misapprehend
he/she/it misapprehends
we misapprehend
you misapprehend
they misapprehend
Preterite
I misapprehended
you misapprehended
he/she/it misapprehended
we misapprehended
you misapprehended
they misapprehended
Present Continuous
I am misapprehending
you are misapprehending
he/she/it is misapprehending
we are misapprehending
you are misapprehending
they are misapprehending
Present Perfect
I have misapprehended
you have misapprehended
he/she/it has misapprehended
we have misapprehended
you have misapprehended
they have misapprehended
Past Continuous
I was misapprehending
you were misapprehending
he/she/it was misapprehending
we were misapprehending
you were misapprehending
they were misapprehending
Past Perfect
I had misapprehended
you had misapprehended
he/she/it had misapprehended
we had misapprehended
you had misapprehended
they had misapprehended
Future
I will misapprehend
you will misapprehend
he/she/it will misapprehend
we will misapprehend
you will misapprehend
they will misapprehend
Future Perfect
I will have misapprehended
you will have misapprehended
he/she/it will have misapprehended
we will have misapprehended
you will have misapprehended
they will have misapprehended
Future Continuous
I will be misapprehending
you will be misapprehending
he/she/it will be misapprehending
we will be misapprehending
you will be misapprehending
they will be misapprehending
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been misapprehending
you have been misapprehending
he/she/it has been misapprehending
we have been misapprehending
you have been misapprehending
they have been misapprehending
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been misapprehending
you will have been misapprehending
he/she/it will have been misapprehending
we will have been misapprehending
you will have been misapprehending
they will have been misapprehending
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been misapprehending
you had been misapprehending
he/she/it had been misapprehending
we had been misapprehending
you had been misapprehending
they had been misapprehending
Conditional
I would misapprehend
you would misapprehend
he/she/it would misapprehend
we would misapprehend
you would misapprehend
they would misapprehend
Past Conditional
I would have misapprehended
you would have misapprehended
he/she/it would have misapprehended
we would have misapprehended
you would have misapprehended
they would have misapprehended
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.misapprehend - interpret in the wrong waymisapprehend - 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?"
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misapprehend

verb misunderstand, mistake, misinterpret, misread, misconstrue, misconceive, get the wrong idea or impression about To see them as mere stereotypes is to misapprehend their significance.
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misapprehend

verb
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Translations

misapprehend

[ˌmɪsæprɪˈhend] VTentender mal, comprender mal
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misapprehend

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"You misapprehend me, father; you often do," said Angel with a little impatience.
I do not think that I misapprehend your meaning, Thrasymachus, I replied; but still I cannot hear without amazement that you class injustice with wisdom and virtue, and justice with the opposite.
Jarndyce, that that gentleman may have done me the honour so far to misapprehend my character as to induce you to believe that you would not have been received by my local establishment in Lincolnshire with that urbanity, that courtesy, which its members are instructed to show to all ladies and gentlemen who present themselves at that house.
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"I recognise with hindsight that my actions caused others reason to misapprehend that I hold or condone generalised and negative views about members of particular ethnic or religious community groups," he had said.
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Unfortunately, Fox's production of "Rocky Horror," despite a few solid performances, appears to entirely misapprehend the appeal of the original film.
As such these formulas misapprehend the nature of the problem.
Unfortunately, many staunch opponents of the deal, who rightly criticize its debilitating errors, inadequacies, and omissions, nonetheless misapprehend America's alternatives once Congress acts.