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misunderstand

mis·un·der·stand

misunderstand

 
pronunciation:
mIs uhn dr staend
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part of speech: verb
inflections: misunderstanding, misunderstands, misunderstood
definition: to fail to understand correctly; give the wrong meaning to.
He misunderstood the teacher's directions.
synonyms:
mistake
antonyms:
comprehend, understand
similar words:
misread
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The word misunderstand contains the following part: