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misperceive

Line breaks: mis|per¦ceive
Pronunciation: /mɪspəˈsiːv
 
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Definition of misperceive in English:

verb

[with object]
Perceive wrongly or incorrectly: every now and then one speaker or reader misperceives some word, and a mutation results
More example sentences
  • Commonly, pilgrims misperceive this vision and incorrectly assume that the vision is a piece of land devoid of rocks and stones upon which something may be built.
  • To perceive these cargoes as ‘ballast’ is to misperceive the nature of the coastal trade.
  • I suggest that many Americans misperceive the process of gaining citizenship, and think it's actually a lot easier than it proves to be.

Derivatives

misperception

1
noun
Example sentences
  • The possibility of unforeseeable misperceptions and illusions is fundamental to objectivity.
  • The most interesting part of the story is the handy little graphic that shows the correlation of the misperceptions held with the primary news source of the mistaken respondents.
  • ‘I think that was a misperception on people's parts,’ she says of the accusations of an imbalance in her programming.

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