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Definition of "misconceive" [mis•con•ceive]

  • To interpret incorrectly; misunderstand. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "misconceive" in a sentence
  • "To understand is pain and joy in one; to misconceive is to scatter broken glass for bare feet."
  • "The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive."
  • "The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive ...."