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Definition of "misidentify" []

  • To identify incorrectly. (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 "misidentify" in a sentence
  • "The media doesn't "misidentify" pit bulls, although occasionally it gets facts wrong, because sometimes things aren't completely clear."
  • "A few months ago, I signed onto a statement by a group of testing experts, which cautioned that such strategies were likely to misidentify which teachers were effective and which were ineffective, to promote teaching narrowly to the test, and to cause a narrowing of the curriculum."
  • "Indeed, as is demonstrated below, Caplan has been known to wrap his own preferences up and misidentify them as being "rational" while asserting that those he disagrees with have "irrational" preferences."
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