Definition of miscall in English:


Syllabification: mis·call
Pronunciation: /misˈkôl


[with object and complement]
  • 1Call (something) by a wrong or inappropriate name: the motile bacteria have been miscalled zoospores
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    • His first thought was that of every young man, who blithely thinks to pit the bravado he miscalls courage against every obstacle.
    • Just a reminder - expenditure on staff costs and consumables is ‘spending’, not ‘investment’, and just because Nu-Labour persists in miscalling it as spending, it doesn't mean we have to accept meekly their attempts to confuse the issue.
    • Specifically, teachers should know whether to intervene when a word is miscalled, when to intervene, and how to appropriately respond.
  • 2Wrongly predict the result of (a future event, especially an election or a vote).

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