misrecognize

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mis- +‎ recognize

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misrecognize (third-person singular simple present misrecognizes, present participle misrecognizing, simple past and past participle misrecognized)

  1. (psychology, computing) To recognize in error
    • 2006, Mary Klages, Literary Theory[1], ISBN 0826490735, page 80:
      This process of misrecognizing one's self in the image in the mirror creates the ego, the entity that says 'I.'
  2. (sociology) To deliberately fail to recognize, or pretend to do so
    • 2007, Carolyn L. Hsu, Creating Market Socialism[2], ISBN 0822340364, page 151:
      When people did participate in blat practice, they misrecognized their actions through narratives of friendship (Ledeneva 2003:12).

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