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misconceive

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EtymologyEdit

mis- +‎ conceive

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VerbEdit

misconceive (third-person singular simple present misconceives, present participle misconceiving, simple past and past participle misconceived)

  1. to misunderstand
    • 1694, William Congreve, The Double-Dealer
      Nay, misconceive me not, madam, when I say I have had a gen'rous and a faithful passion, which you had never favoured, but through revenge and policy.

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