misidentify


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identify incorrectly

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Farmar fouled out on a controversial call in which the referee appeared to misidentify him.
When readers were asked to identify criminal suspects pictured in stories about violent crimes, they were more likely to misidentify African-American than Caucasian suspects.
For starters, that value-added assessments can misidentify good and bad teachers--and that the discrepancies can be cleared up by local administrators.
First, they urge viewers to misidentify what's important about history and to focus on the most distorting and trivial aspects of our past.
It seems that there is an additional factor present in some people--most likely a genetic factor--which allows their immune system to misidentify normal myelin as "foreign" and to mount an inappropriate immue attack against that important insulating material.