Mis·con·ceive v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Misconceived p. pr. & vb. n. Misconceiving.] 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. --Hooker.
Syn: -- To misapprehend; misunderstand; mistake.