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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb misconceive:

misconceivemisinterpretmisunderstand

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

verb

  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 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)

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, ...

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 previewThe New Universities Dictionary ... (1922)

by George Jotham Hagaqr

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

Google previewAmerican encyclopedic dictionary (1897)

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, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, or, Universal dictionary of arts, sciences, and literature (1817)

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 ...

Google previewSlang. 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, ...

Google previewThe 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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