misperceive misperceive  /mɪs pər ˈsiv/


  • (v) perceive incorrectly


  1. Increasingly, however, science is showing that human beings, regardless of their intelligence, are prone to misconstrue and misperceive.
  2. In fact, to pronounce perestroika either a success or a failure at this stage is to misperceive its nature.


  1. Ginsburg said, "Critics in Congress and in the media misperceive how and why US courts refer to foreign and international court decisions."
    on Mar 15, 2006 By: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Source: FOXNews

  2. But Spellings added Tuesday: "I don't want people to misperceive that we're open for business, and that No Child Left Behind is up - it's not."
    on Feb 1, 2005 By: Margaret Spellings Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. "People assign much higher probability to the truth of their opinions than is warranted," Mr. Kahneman, a Princeton professor, said. "This natural inclination to exaggerate our talents is amplified by a tendency to misperceive the causes of...
    on Jun 8, 2007 By: Daniel Kahneman Source: New York Times

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