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1. misunderstand

verb. ['ˌmɪsəndɝˈstænd'] interpret in the wrong way.

Synonyms

  • interpret
  • misapprehend
  • see
  • be amiss
  • misinterpret
  • misconstrue
  • construe

Antonyms

  • spiritualize
  • esteem
  • respect
  • exclude

Etymology

  • mis- (English)
  • understand (English)
  • understanden (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word misunderstand


1. Verb, base form
If your sister is much older than you, she may misunderstand how much her sarcasm hurts you.

2. Noun, singular or mass
We all forget things or misunderstand.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Many people misunderstand this order.

Quotes containing the word misunderstand


1. There is, I believe, in every disposition a tendency to some particular evil, a natural defect, which not even the best education can overcome.""And your defect is a propensity to hate everybody.""And yours,"he replied with a smile, "is wilfully to misunderstand them.
- Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

2. I'd like to get away from earth awhileAnd then come back to it and begin over.May no fate wilfully misunderstand meAnd half grant what I wish and snatch me awayNot to return. Earth's the right place for love:I don't know where it's likely to go better.
- Robert Frost, Birches

3. ESL New immigrantswho've taken ESL (English as a Second Language),will always misunderstand sarcasm ~but those fuckers sure as shit enjoy the prices at Walmart.
- Beryl Dov

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