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mis·per·ceive

 (mĭs′pər-sēv′)
tr.v. mis·per·ceived, mis·per·ceiv·ing, mis·per·ceives
To perceive incorrectly; misunderstand.

mis′per·cep′tion (-sĕp′shən) n.
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misperceive

(ˌmɪspəˈsiːv)
vb (tr)
to perceive wrongly; misunderstand
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mis•per•ceive

(ˌmɪs pərˈsiv)

v.t. -ceived, -ceiv•ing.
to understand or perceive incorrectly; misunderstand.
[1920–25]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.misperceive - perceive incorrectlymisperceive - perceive incorrectly      
perceive, comprehend - to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"
see double - see things as if they were there twice; "After taking the drug, John saw double"
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