misperceive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mis- +‎ perceive

Verb[edit]

misperceive ‎(third-person singular simple present misperceives, present participle misperceiving, simple past and past participle misperceived)

  1. To perceive erroneously.
    • 2009 January 25, James Mann, “At the White House, What’s Old May Be New”, in New York Times[1]:
      The second reason so many people initially misperceived George W.

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