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mis·un·der·stand

 (mĭs′ŭn-dər-stănd′)
tr.v. mis·un·der·stood (-sto͝od′), mis·un·der·stand·ing, mis·un·der·stands
To understand incorrectly; misinterpret.

misunderstand

(ˌmɪsʌndəˈstænd)
vb, -stands, -standing or -stood
to fail to understand properly

mis•un•der•stand

(ˌmɪs ʌn dərˈstænd)

v.t. -stood, -stand•ing.
to understand or interpret incorrectly; attach a wrong meaning to.

misunderstand


Past participle: misunderstood
Gerund: misunderstanding

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

misunderstand

verb
1. misinterpret, misread, get the wrong idea (about), mistake, misjudge, misconstrue, mishear, misapprehend, be at cross-purposes with, misconceive They simply misunderstood him.

misunderstand

verb
Translations
يُسِيئُ الْفَهْمَيُسيء الفَهْم، يَفْهَم بِصورةٍ خاطِئَه
neporozumětšpatně rozumět
misforstå
käsittää väärin
pogrešno razumijeti
félreért
misskilja
誤解する
오해하다
atsitiktinė klaida
pārprast
zle rozumieť
napačno razumeti
missförstå
เข้าใจผิด
hiểu lầm

misunderstand

[ˌmɪsʌndəˈstænd] (misunderstood (pt, pp)) VTentender mal
sorry, I misunderstood youlo siento, te entendí mal, lo siento, malinterpreté tus palabras
don't misunderstand meentiéndeme, no me entiendas mal

misunderstand

[ˌmɪsʌndərˈstænd] [misunderstood] (pt, pp)
vtmal comprendre
Sorry, I misunderstood you → Désolé, je t'ai mal compris.

misunderstand

pret, ptp <misunderstood>
vtfalsch verstehen, missverstehen; don’t misunderstand me …verstehen Sie mich nicht falsch
vi I think you’ve misunderstoodich glaube, Sie haben das missverstanden or falsch verstanden

misunderstand

[ˌmɪsʌndəˈstænd] (misunderstood (pt, pp)) vtfraintendere, capire male

misunderstand

(misandəˈstӕnd) past tense, past participle ˌmisunderˈstood (-ˈstud) verb
to take a wrong meaning from. She misunderstood what I said.
ˌmisunderˈstanding noun
1. (a) confusion or mistake. a misunderstanding about the date of the meeting.
2. a slight quarrel.

misunderstand

يُسِيئُ الْفَهْمَ neporozumět misforstå missverstehen παρεξηγώ malinterpretar käsittää väärin mal comprendre pogrešno razumijeti fraintendere 誤解する 오해하다 verkeerd begrijpen misforstå źle zrozumieć entender mal неправильно понять missförstå เข้าใจผิด yanlış anlamak hiểu lầm 误解

misunderstand

vt. no comprender, entender mal.
References in classic literature ?
I'd like to go, don't misunderstand me, but I can't go at this time.
There wasn't any way to misunderstand the language of that challenge.
you quite put me out of patience: I am rational enough; it is you who misunderstand, or rather who affect to misunderstand.
Don't misunderstand me, ma'am," continued the captain, politely unconscious of the interruption.
Either I misunderstand you or you are very shameless
Let us not misunderstand each other," replied Monte Cristo; "I introduce my one, and certainly not M.
Also, do not misunderstand the fact that I have taken this room, my dearest.
And yours, "he replied with a smile, "is willfully to misunderstand them.
This was certainly very plain English, nor did Julia misunderstand a syllable of what he said--but it was entirely new and unexpected to her; she had lived with Charles Weston with the confidence of a kinswoman, but had never dreamt of him as a lover.
You would misunderstand her thoughts during these wretched days, if you imagined that they were influenced either by religious fears or religious hopes.
In addressing me--especially when I lay reclining upon the mats suffering from pain--there was a tenderness in her manner which it was impossible to misunderstand or resist.
Hush, Benjamin, hush,” he said; “you both misunderstand Monsieur Le Quoi and forget yourself.