What does the word misunderstand mean?

Usage examples for misunderstand

  1. " Forgive me," said the Italian, with great emotion,-" forgive me, and do not misunderstand; I would not have betrayed you- there is honour among villains. – Ernest Maltravers, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  2. " I know you think kindly of me, Molly," he went on, " and I should be sorry to have you misunderstand me; but surely a man should not require religion to make him honest! – Home Again by George MacDonald
  3. It occurred to me that- don't misunderstand me, my child, but- well, the landlady said you were poor; she was in doubt of the room rent; so I thought- perhaps you might not want the baby as much as I do. – In a Little Town by Rupert Hughes