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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.

misperceive

(ˌmɪspəˈsiːv)
vb (tr)
to perceive wrongly; misunderstand

mis•per•ceive

(ˌmɪs pərˈsiv)

v.t. -ceived, -ceiv•ing.
to understand or perceive incorrectly; misunderstand.
[1920–25]
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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The research shows that the number of overweight people who are misperceiving their weight has increased over time, from 48.4% to 57.9% in men and 24.5% to 30.6% in women between 1997 and 2015.
The results showed that the number of overweight individuals who are misperceiving their weight has increased over time, from 48.4 percent to 57.9 percent in men and 24.5 percent to 30.6 percent in women between 1997 and 2015.
For instance, misperceiving conflict can have deleterious effects on intergroup harmony and conflict resolution.
"There's this myth among some people that multitasking makes them more productive," says Zheng Wang, lead author of the study and assistant professor of communication, "but they seem to be misperceiving the positive feelings they get from multitasking.