misapprehend

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mis- +‎ apprehend

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misapprehend ‎(third-person singular simple present misapprehends, present participle misapprehending, simple past and past participle misapprehended)

  1. (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.

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