From mis- + apprehend.
misapprehend (third-person singular simple present misapprehends, present participle misapprehending, simple past and past participle misapprehended)
- (transitive) To interpret incorrectly; to misunderstand.
- 2007, Tim Weiner, Legacy of Ashes, Penguin 2008, p. xv:
- They misapprehended the intentions and capabilities of our enemies, miscalculated the strength of communism, and misjudged the threat of terrorism.
Last modified on 7 June 2013, at 20:16
to interpret something incorrectly; to misunderstand