What is the opposite of understand?

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Opposite of to be aware of the meaning of
“I will misunderstand what is written if it lacks the clarity I require.”
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Opposite of to believe, based on information
“I am likely to disbelieve the findings of the scientists.”
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Opposite of to demonstrate empathy
“I cannot help but be indifferent to what Bob must be going through as I have my own issues to deal with.”
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Opposite of to impute meaning that is not explicitly stated
“This is a trivial issue and you should just disregard it.”
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Opposite of to clearly comprehend something
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(informal) Opposite of to comprehend or understand something (said)
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Opposite of to learn or come to an awareness of something
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Opposite of to form an understanding or conclusion from something
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Opposite of to infer by extending known information
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Opposite of to attain or achieve
“If I surrender my search for love now, I don't think I'll feel a shred of regret.”
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Opposite of to logically form, or arrive at, an opinion or conclusion about something
“I suspect that the investigation into my alleged involvement with the affair will draw to a close soon.”
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Opposite of to have a strong connection with
“I used to have a strong affinity to that group, but after discovering their network of corrupt dealings, I wish to dissociate myself from them.”
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Opposite of to understand or acknowledge the existence of
“It is a fair question, but we should not overlook the assumptions that underlie it.”
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Opposite of to have met, be acquainted or familiar with
“Most patients are seen and treated by primary care doctors, who may be unfamiliar with the condition.”
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Opposite of to decide or determine correctly or with certainty
“I figure that this might be a big problem.”
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Opposite of to discover (something) by guesswork or intuition
“You'll need to know the exact amount of energy required for the warrior to maintain his defenses.”
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To suppose to be the case, without proof
“Far be it for me to assume that exercise was supposed to be fun.”
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Opposite of to request that one tolerate another's foibles, ignorance, or impoliteness
“Dress yourself, and be gone before I punish you for your insolence.”
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Opposite of to foresee or predict the future occurrence of something
“There is an asteroid heading towards earth, but I very much doubt that it will have much of an impact, let alone destroy the planet.”
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Opposite of to detect the true nature of, and not be deceived by, someone or something
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Opposite of to be told or informed of
“Maloney, lying snugly in the bear grass beside the track, would not be informed as to the arrangement.”
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Opposite of to go over in one's head
“I have had time to think, and now it is time to act.”
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