misunderstand misunderstand  /ˌmɪs ən dər ˈstænd/

Definition(s):

  • (v) interpret in the wrong way

Usage(s):

  1. He always gets them, but one thing that most people misunderstand is they think that he always then leaves them.
  2. Automation should eliminate many of the errors that occur when pharmacists misunderstand or misrecord medication names or dosages conveyed messily on paper or hurriedly by phone.
  3. While America gave Rhinoceros its warmest reception anywhere, critics and audiences seemed to misunderstand it as light comedy.

News

  • NSA leaker gives interview to Hong Kong paper

    Edward Snowden, the man who's admitted to leaking details about secret American surveillance programs, has been interviewed by the South China Morning Post newspaper. "People who think I made a mistake in picking Hong Kong as a location misunderstand my intentions," said Snowden, who is now in the Chinese city. "I am not here to hide from justice; I am here to reveal criminality." He is believed ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KSAT San Antonio

Quotes

  1. "I want to tell the leaders of Hamas, don't misunderstand us," Mofaz said. "Until Schalit goes free, none of you will be able to walk freely on the streets of Gaza."
    on Jan 24, 2009 By: Shaul Mofaz Source: USA Today

  2. "I would say any rampant speculation on us involving a player of that magnitude would be extremely premature," Cashman said. "I would caution everybody to not misunderstand that since I'm not saying no to it, that that means, 'Oh my gosh,...
    on Jul 16, 2008 By: Brian Cashman Source: Kansas City Star

  3. "If we think that we can secure our country by just talking tough without acting tough and smart, then we will misunderstand this moment and miss its opportunities," Obama said. "If we think that we can use the same partisan playbook where we...
    on Aug 19, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

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