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Synonyms for misunderstand
ˌmɪs ʌn dərˈstændmis·un·der·stand

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. misconstrue, misinterpret, misconceive, misunderstand, misapprehend, be amissverb

    interpret in the wrong way

    "Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism"; "She misconstrued my remarks"

    Synonyms:
    misread, misapprehend, misconstrue, misinterpret, misconceive, be amiss

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. misunderstandverb

    Synonyms:
    misapprehend, misconceive, mistake

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. misunderstandverb

    Synonyms:
    misconceive, miscomprehend, misapprehend

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "misunderstand":

    misinterpret

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How to use misunderstand in a sentence?

  1. Judith Butler:

    When some people rejoin with 'All Lives Matter' they misunderstand the problem, but not because their message is untrue. It is true that all lives matter, but it is equally true that not all lives are understood to matter, which is precisely why it is most important to name the lives that have not mattered, and are struggling to matter in the way they deserve, if we jump too quickly to the universal formulation, 'all lives matter,' then we miss the fact that black people have not yet been included in the idea of 'all lives.'.

  2. Selahattin Demirtas:

    Why do the people not rebel against them even for all this oppression? How do they manage this? They do it by the Presidency of Religious Affairs (PRA). The do the silencing by PRA. So I call that the religion has become a hostage of these (AKP). They are using the religion as a stick, they hit everybody who raises his head with this stick. Anybody who rebels against poverty, unemployment they hit with religion. Don't misunderstand me, this stick is not the religion sent from Allah, this is the religion of the state and government. It bears no resemblance to Islam. This is why I say when the PRA is abolished religion will be free.

  3. Lisa Murkowski:

    Let me be clear : I did not misunderstand the Army Corps' recent announcement, i am not'em barrassed' by my statement on it, and I will not be' quiet in the corner.' I am dead set on a high bar for large-scale resource development in the Bristol Bay watershed. The reality of this situation is the Pebble project has not met that bar and a permit can not be issued to it.

  4. John Ruskin:

    Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them and in the plainest possible words or he will certainly misunderstand them.

  5. John Ruskin:

    Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them; and in the plainest possible words or he will certainly misunderstand them.

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