\(ˈ)mis+\ transitive verb
Etymology: Middle English misknowen, from mis- (I) + knowen to know — more at know
1. : to fail to recognize

welcome our enemies and misknow our friends

2. : to know incorrectly : misunderstand

he who knows something quickly, often misknows it

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Misknow — Mis*know , v. t. To have a mistaken notion of or about. [Obs.] Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • misknow — [mis nō′] vt. misknew, misknown, misknowing to have a misconception of; misunderstand misknowledge n …   English World dictionary

  • misknow — misknowledge /mis nol ij/, n. /mis noh /, v.t., misknew, misknown, misknowing. to fail to understand or recognize; misunderstand: to misknow the problem. [1250 1300; ME misknowen. See MIS 1, KNOW1] * * * …   Universalium

  • misknow — transitive verb (misknew; misknown; knowing) Date: 15th century misunderstand • misknowledge noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • misknow — mis·know …   English syllables

  • misknow — mis•know [[t]mɪsˈnoʊ[/t]] v. t. knew, known, know•ing cvb to misunderstand • Etymology: 1250–1300 mis•knowl′edge ˈnɒl ɪdʒ n …   From formal English to slang

  • mis- — prefix Etymology: partly from Middle English, from Old English; partly from Middle English mes , mis , from Anglo French mes , of Germanic origin; akin to Old English mis ; akin to Old English missan to miss 1. a. badly ; wrongly < misjudge > b.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • misknowledge — noun see misknow …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • misknowledge — See misknow. * * * …   Universalium

  • mistake — [n] error, misunderstanding aberration, blooper*, blunder, boo boo*, bungle, confusion, delusion, erratum, false move, false step, fault, faux pas, flub*, fluff*, gaffe, illusion, inaccuracy, inadvertence, lapse, misapplication, misapprehension,… …   New thesaurus

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