From Middle English misdon, from Old English misdōn (“to do evil, transgress, do amiss, err”), from Proto-Germanic *missadōną (“to do wrongly”), from *missa- (“mis-”), *dōną (“to do”), corresponding to mis- + do. Cognate with Old Frisian misdūa (“to misdo”), Dutch misdoen (“to offend, do wrongly”), Middle Low German misdōn (“to misdo”), Middle High German missetuon (“to transgress, offend, blame”). More at mis-, do.
- (archaic, intransitive) To do evil.
- (transitive) To do (something) incorrectly or improperly.
- Afford me place to show what recompense / Towards thee I intend for what I have misdone.
- (archaic, transitive) To do harm to; to injure, mistreat.