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misunderstand

mis·un·der·stand

misunderstand

 
 
pronunciation:
mIs uhn dr staend
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: misunderstanding, misunderstands, misunderstood
definition: to fail to comprehend correctly; interpret wrongly.
synonyms:
misconceive, misconstrue, misinterpret, mistake
antonyms:
comprehend, understand
similar words:
misjudge, misread
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