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Definition of the verb misconceive

What does misconceive mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: misconceived | misconceiving | misconceives

  1. interpret in the wrong way

Alternative definition of the verb misconceive


  1. to misunderstand

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Google previewNew Websterian 1912 Dictionary (1912)

Based Upon the Unabridged Dictionary of Noah Webster : with a Reference Library and Treasury of Facts by Noah Webster, Harry Thurston Peck

to misunderstand; misconceive, misappropriate (mis-a-pro'pri-at), v.t. to apply to a wrong use or purpose, as trust- money, Ac. miscarriage (mis-kar'aj), n. failure; misbehavior; premature parturition, miscarry ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

MISCONCEIVE MISCONSTRUE. MISCREANT. MISDAUB. MISDEMEANOUR. MISDIS- POSI- TION MISDO. MIS- EASE. MISERICORDE. Generally, in Scripture, it [temptation] denotes not only a bare tryal, but such an one as is attended with a ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

misstate misinterpret: distort, err, misunderstand, miscalculate, misconceive, misconstrue, mistead, pervert misjudge: err, miscalculate, misconceive, misconstrue, misinterpret, misthink, overestimate, presume, underestimate mislay : displace, ...

Google previewA dictionary of daily blunders, by the author of 'A handy book of synonyms'. [With] A handy book of common English synonyms [and] A handy classical dictionary. [3 pt. Issued together in a publisher's casing with the general title Handbook for writers and readers]. (1880)

err, fail, misconceive, misapprehend. Misty, murky, dark, dim, obscure, cloudy, shadowy, dusky. Misunderstand, misapprehend, misconceive, mistake. Misuse, s. abuse, perversion, maltreatment. Mitigate, alleviate, relieve, abate, ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

rogue mischievous practical jokes monkey-tricks mischievous rogue scamp mischievous sprite gremlin, hobgoblin, puck mischievous troublemaker gremlin misconstrue miscalculate, misconceive, misinterpret, misjudge, misread, misreckon, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedic Dictionary (1885)

A New & Original Work of Reference to All the Words in the English Language, with a Full Account of Their Origin, Meaning, Pronunciation, & Use

misconceive) ; •er.] One who misconceives, misjudges, or mistakes. " Wlwt ft misronc-iner 'tis ! " 11 Beaum. * Flel. : Passionate Madman, 11. 1. mis con cep - tlon, s. [Pref. mis-, and Eng. concfjrffoJi (q.v,).] A. false or erroneous conception, ...

Google previewChambers School Dictionary

mink misconceive mink noun a small weasel-like kind of animal or its fur minnow noun a type of very small river or pond fish minor adjective] of less importance, size etc 2 small, unimportant {contrasted with : major) □ noun someone not yet ...

Google previewA Hindustani-English Law and Commercial Dictionary (1879)

by S W. Fallon

To misapprehend ; misconceive ; misunderstand ; misjudge. galat-fahmi, n. f. A misconception ; misunderstanding ; misapprehension, [of law or facts. galat-fahmi qanun yd vdqedt A ...

Google previewUniversal Home and School Dictionary of the English Language, Self-pronouncing ... (1914)

to mis- iiiis-ittivc understand; misconceive; misjudge: n. an error in judgment; misconception. mis-ti-ly darjg)y.

Google previewA Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms... (1898)

With an Appendix Embracing a Dictionary of Briticisms, Americanisms, Colloquial Phrases, Etc. ... by Bp. Samuel Fallows

Undervalue, misconceive, misjudge, ignore, misappreciate.

Google previewThe New Universities Dictionary ... (1922)

by George Jotham Hagaqr

misconceive (-kon-sév'), v.t. to conceive wrongly; misjudge; misapprebend. misconception ...

Google previewThe Royal English dictionary: or, A treasury of the English language (1763)

by Daniel Fenning

To MISCONCEIVE, V. A. to have a Wrong idea of. MISCONCE'PTION, S. a false idea or notion. MISCO'NDUCT, S. ill-behaviour ; bad management. MISCONJE' CTURE, S. a wrong guess. MISCONSTRU'CTION, S. the act of ascribing a wrong ...

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Scrabble value of M3I1S1C3O1N1C3E1I1V4E1

The value of this 11-letter word is 20 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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