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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v misconceive interpret in the wrong way "Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism","She misconstrued my remarks"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t. & i Misconceive To conceive wrongly; to interpret incorrectly; to receive a false notion of; to misunderstand; to misjudge; to misapprehend. "Those things which, for want of due consideration heretofore, they have misconceived ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • misconceive To conceive erroneously; form a wrong conception of; misunderstand; misapprehend; misjudge.
    • misconceive Synonyms To misunderstand, misapprehend, mistake.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Misconceive mis-kon-sēv′ to conceive wrongly: to mistake
    • v.i Misconceive to have a wrong conception of anything
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In literature:

I can hardly misconceive you; it would prove me deaf and blind; But, although I take your meaning, 'tis with such a heavy mind!
"Introduction to Robert Browning" by Hiram Corson
We shall misconceive the character of Francis if we suppose him to have been a boy of bad nature.
"The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols)" by Thomas De Quincey
But we are then as likely to misconceive and misjudge them.
"Characteristics of Women" by Anna Jameson
I say not this openly, nor unto such as should be likely to misconceive me.
"In Convent Walls" by Emily Sarah Holt
Did the old lady misconceive her?
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 89, March, 1865" by Various
But you misconceive me: I return, at once, and my friend remains behind to answer for me.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XV" by Robert Louis Stevenson
It was impossible to misconceive the threat or to exaggerate the danger.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 3 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
It has suited the correspondent to misconceive the whole purport of my book.
"Are we Ruined by the Germans?" by Harold Cox
This is, of course, to misconceive the Evangelist's meaning.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St John, Vol. II" by Marcus Dods
Let us be careful that we do not misconceive it in one most important particular!
"The Library and Society" by Various
Really, Leo, if I had not seen you in the field I might misconceive you!
"Too Rich" by Adolph Streckfuss
For her purposes she preferred that he should entirely misconceive her.
"The Salamander" by Owen Johnson
To say that God is a spirit, then, with any of these gross conceptions in mind, is sadly to misconceive Him.
"What and Where is God?" by Richard La Rue Swain
I am concerned that he should in any instance misconceive me.
"The Life Of Thomas Paine, Vol. I. (of II)" by Moncure Daniel Conway
And you ... he misconceives you too!
"Ecstasy: A Study of Happiness" by Louis Couperus
There will be a scandal; he is so quick to misconceive.
"Amusement Only" by Richard Marsh
Lastly, it is to misconceive the nature of the mind to make of it something passive and inert.
"Outlines of a Philosophy of Religion based on Psychology and History" by Auguste Sabatier
Avoid pride, too; it often miscalculates, and more often misconceives.
"The Gentlemen's Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness" by Cecil B. Hartley
There are not a few popularly accepted guides in religion who fatally misconceive the doctrine of sacrifice.
"Judges and Ruth" by Robert A. Watson
The author misconceives the objection of Theodore Parker and others to the ordinary doctrine of historical revelation.
"Studies of Christianity" by James Martineau

In poetry:

SHE. In this sequestered dimple of the hill,
Forgotten by the furrow, none will hear:
Only the nightingales, that misconceive
The mid—day darkness of the cypresses
For curtained night.
"A Dialogue At Fiesole" by Alfred Austin

In science:

It is not obligatory that a game becomes a common know ledge among its players – it is also possible that a player bears his own variant of the game in mind, he misconceives to be involved in.
If more than Analytical Modeling is Needed to Predict Real Agents' Strategic Interaction