Definition of Misperceive

1. Verb. Perceive incorrectly.

Generic synonyms: Comprehend, Perceive
Specialized synonyms: See Double



Definition of Misperceive

1. Verb. To perceive erroneously. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Misperceive

1. [v -CEIVED, -CEIVING, -CEIVES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Misperceive

mispatterned
mispay
mispaying
mispayment
mispayments
mispays
mispell
mispelling
mispelt
mispen
mispenned
mispenning
mispens
mispense
misper
misperceive (current term)
misperceived
misperceiver
misperceivers
misperceives
misperceiving
misperception
misperceptions
misperformance
misperformances
mispers
mispersuade
mispersuaded
mispersuades
mispersuading

Literary usage of Misperceive

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Medical Implications of Nuclear War by Fredric Solomon (1986)
"People tend to misperceive risks and deny the uncertainty inherent in nature, or they show an unshakable faith in protective devices such as flood control ..."

2. U.S.-Libya Relations: A New Era?: Hearing Before the Committee on edited by Ed Royce (2001)
"... clear eye on where we are and don't misperceive it—Libyans don't misperceive it, because you can get a lot of miscommunication out of things like that. ..."

3. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"... misconceive, misperceive. misusage, n. 1. Spec, misuser (law); see ABUSE, PERVERSION. 2. Referring to words: barbarism; epec. catachresis (rhet. ..."

4. Criminal Justice & Community Response to Rape by Joel Epstein (1995)
"According to rape crisis center staff interviewed for this report, many members of minority communities are unaware of rape crisis centers or misperceive ..."

5. Day One and Beyond: Practical Matters for New Middle-Level Teachersby Rick Wormeli by Rick Wormeli (2003)
"We can cut them some slack when they misperceive something or when their emotions run close to the surface. Sometimes a lot of what we do with parents is to ..."

6. A Dictionary of Psychological Medicine: Giving the Definition, Etymology and by Daniel Hack Tuke (1892)
"... I misperceive, am mistaken). Peculiar subjective sensations of taste. They are most commonly described as sourish or bitter, sweet or insipid, ..."

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