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English definition of “misunderstand”

misunderstand

verb [T]
 
 
/ˌmɪsʌndəˈstænd/ (past tense and past participle misunderstood)
B2 to not understand someone or something correctly: He misunderstood the question completely.Misunderstanding
be misunderstood If someone is misunderstood, other people do not understand that they have good qualities.Misunderstanding
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