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tr.v. mis·per·ceived, mis·per·ceiv·ing, mis·per·ceives
To perceive incorrectly; misunderstand.

mis′per·cep′tion (-sĕp′shən) n.


vb (tr)
to perceive wrongly; misunderstand


(ˌmɪs pərˈsiv)

v.t. -ceived, -ceiv•ing.
to understand or perceive incorrectly; misunderstand.
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 Perils of Perception 2017 survey by Ipsos showed that the Philippines is one of the countries which scored high on the Misperceptions Index.
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CDC launched the campaign on May 5, in conjunction with World Hand Hygiene Day, to promote greater adherence to the agency's hand hygiene recommendations and debunk common myths and misperceptions.
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The authors strive to explain common myths and misperceptions surrounding teenage pregnancy and parenting using results from large-scale, longitudinal and qualitative studies from the United States (U.
A recent Ball State University study found there were significant misconceptions among America's youth about what constitutes overweight, according to "Overweight Misperceptions among Adolescents in the United States," published in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing (Fan, Jin, and Khubchandani; July 31, 2014).
In this regard, both parties' misperceptions of conflict are being driven by their focus on the important issues to their own side and not the actual positions of rivals.
The research aimed to investigate the extent of misperceptions relating to peer substance-taking attitudes and behaviours amongst a sample of school aged youth (n= 80), and was undertaken as a pre development study to a large scale social norms initiative in Irish schools.
In the report "Investment Decisions in Retirement: The Role of Subjective Expectations," issued by the University of Michigan Retirement Research Center, researchers conclude that misperceptions about stock market returns can be addressed by various forms of education, information and exemplary behavior.
The survey also found that Hispanics have misperceptions and knowledge gaps when it comes to basic oral health.
Patterson, concluded that the best way to correct the biases and misperceptions was to "initiate an exchange program for instructors" to broaden their understanding of the US".
Twomey (national security affairs, Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey) explores the role of military doctrine in creating misperceptions and miscommunications among national leaders that can lead to a failure of deterrence strategies, focusing his analysis on Sino-American relations during the 1950s, where disdain among national policy-makers on both sides for the other side's key military doctrine (i.