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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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