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tr.v. mis·con·ceived, mis·con·ceiv·ing, mis·con·ceives
To interpret incorrectly; misunderstand.
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to have the wrong idea; fail to understand
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v.t., v.i. -ceived, -ceiv•ing.
to interpret wrongly; misunderstand.
mis`con•cep′tion (-kənˈsɛp ʃən) n.
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Past participle: misconceived
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|Verb||1.||misconceive - interpret in the wrong way; "Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism"; "She misconstrued my remarks"|
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verb misunderstand, mistake, misjudge, fail to understand, misconstrue, get the wrong idea about, misapprehend, get your lines crossed about We misconceived their purpose.
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