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English verb: misunderstand

1. misunderstand (cognition) interpret in the wrong way


SamplesDon't misinterpret my comments as criticism.
She misconstrued my remarks.


ExamplesThey won't misunderstand the story , Sam and Sue misunderstand the movie


Synonymsbe amiss, misapprehend, misconceive, misconstrue, misinterpret


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)construe, interpret, see









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