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To not understand, or to misunderstand - synonyms or related words

misunderstand

verb

to not understand someone or something correctly

mistake

verb

to not understand something correctly

misinterpret

verb

to understand or explain something wrongly

be unclear about/as to something

to not understand or not be certain about something

not have a clue

to not know or understand something

have no conception of something

to be unable to understand something because you have no experience of it

lose your grip (on something)

to become less able to understand things or deal with them

miss the point

to fail to understand something

misconstrue

verb

to understand something wrongly

get someone wrong

to not understand someone

bit rot

when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

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