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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 previewThe People's Dictionary and Every-day Encyclopedia (1883)

Comprising All the Information Needed Upon Any Subject in Daily Use : a Hand-book for Everybody for Each Day in the Year

Misconceive, v. t. To have a wrong notion of. Misconception, n. Wrong conception. Misconduct, m. Bad behavior. Misconjecture, n. A wrong conjecture. Misconstruction, k. Wrong construction or interpretation.

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 previewA trilingual Dictionary being a comprehensive lexicon in English, Urdú and Hindí, exhibiting the syllabication, pronunciation and etymology of English words, with their explanation in English, and in Urdú and Hindí in the Roman characters (1865)

by Mathurā-Prasāda Miśra

imperceptible, incapable, inception, incipient, inconceiv able, insusceptible, intercept, introreeep- tion,introsusception, irrecuperable, man- cipate, manciple, misconceive, municipal, nuncupate, occupy, omniperctp*- ent, participate, perecire, ...

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 "- ...

Google previewSammy Cahn's Rhyming Dictionary (2002)

by Sammy Cahn

entreat teeth reconceive squeeze conceit preconceive cheese tout de suite 2 disbelieve sneeze offbeat beneath misconceive freeze heartbeat ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge (1806)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

» To MISCONCEIVE, v. a. [mit and conceive] To misjudge; ...

Google previewThe Ladies' Lexicon and Parlour Companion (1835)

Containing Nearly Every Word in the English Language ... by William Grimshaw

MISCONCEIVE", v. To entertain a mistaken notion, pr. par. misconceiving ; past, misconceived: a. misconception. MISCONDUCT. V. To manage amiss ; to carry on wrong, pr. p\f. misconducting; past, ...

Google previewA Complete Dictionary of the English Language, Both with Regard to Sound and Meaning (1790)

One Main Object of which Is, to Establish a Plain and Permanent Standard of Pronunciation, to which is Prefixed a Prosodial Grammar by Thomas Sheridan

To MISCONCEIVE, míf-cón-sè'v. v. a. To misunderstand, to have a false notion of. MISCONDUCT, míf-kón'-dùkt. f. Ill behaviour, ill management. To MISCONDUCT, mís-kón-dûkt'. v- a. To manage amiss. MISÇONSTRUCTION, mis-kòn- ...

Google previewA critical pronouncing dictionary, and expositor of the English language (1840)

in which the meaning of every word is explained, and the sound of every syllable distinctly shown. To which is prefixed, an abstract of the principles of English pronunciation, and directions to foreigners for acquiring a knowledge of the use of this dictionary by John Walker

To misconceive, to mistake the meaning. Misunderstanding, mîs-nn-dnr- stând'îng. в. Difference, disagreement, misconception. Misusuge, nils-ù'zldje. s. Abuse, ill use. Misuse, mïs-ftze'. v. a. To treat improperly. Mite, mite. s. A small insect ...

Google previewThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of International Relations: S-Z (2002)

by Cathal J. Nolan

The concept is therefore subject to gross misapplication to real-world events and may utterly misconceive subject matter in a strained search for a rational choice model of human behavior. For example, one study of the arms race in the Middle  ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Indian Issues Today [2 Volumes] (2013)

by Russell M. Lawson

From mascots, children misconceive Indians as either dead or strictly warriors. This is a  ...

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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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