misconceive misconceive  /mɪs kən ˈsiv/


  • (v) interpret in the wrong way


  1. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive.
  2. It shows how greatly writers can misconceive: Conan Doyle protested that developing character in detective stories could only endanger the plot.
  3. People misconceive reality, according to his diagnosis, because they think about it without imagination or by rote.
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untenable untenable
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