Meaning of “misunderstand” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] uk us /ˌmɪsʌndəˈstænd/ (past tense and past participle misunderstood)

B2 to not understand someone or something correctly:

He misunderstood the question completely.
be misunderstood

If someone is misunderstood, other people do not understand that they have good qualities.

(Definition of “misunderstand” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)