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Definition of the verb misconceive
What does misconceive mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: misconceived | misconceiving | misconceives
- interpret in the wrong way
Alternative definition of the verb misconceive
- to misunderstand
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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 ...
A 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)
by Thomas Preston (lexicographer.)
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, ...
The 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, ...
by George Jotham Hagaqr
misconceive (-kon-sév'), v.t. to conceive wrongly; misjudge; misapprebend. misconception ...
by Robert Hunter, John Alfred Williams, Sidney John Hervon Herrtage
misconceive) ; -er.] One who misconceives, misjudges, or mistakes, "What a misconceiver 'tis t" Beaum. dt Flet.; Passionate Madman, ii. 1. mls-C&n-cSp'-tiOn, s. [Prof, mis-, and Eng. conception (q. v.).] A false or erroneous conception, ...
To MISCONCEIVE, v.a. To misjudge; to have a false notion of. — Our endeavour is not so much to overthrow them with whom we contend, as to yield them just and reasonable causes of those things, which, for want of due consideration ...
Slang. A dictionary of the turf, the ring, the chase, the pit, of bon-ton, and the varieties of life, forming the completest and most authentic lexicon balatronicum ... of the sporting world, etc (1823)
by Jon BEE (pseud. [i.e. John Badcock.])
in the same sense; but the amateurs of one frequently misapply and as often misconceive those terms whiph belong originally to another species; they consequently fall into anomalies and commitjargonism, which 'tis gent.lemanly to avoid, ...
The Gentlemlen's Lexicon; Or, A Pocket Dictionary, Containing Nearly Every Work in the English Language (1835)
Being Also Particularly Adapted to the Use of Academies and Schools by William Grimshaw
MISCONCEIVE', v. To entertain! mistaken notion, pr. par. тйсоь ceiving ; past, misconceived: í MISCONDUCT, ». To mirap« amiss ; to carry on wrong, pr. p,r- misconducting; past, miscondvt- ed: s. miscon'duct. MISCONJECTURE. v. Toconjf "- ...
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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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