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Dictionary > miss verbs

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  • missachten
    (miss verb)
    1.
    to disrespect, to ignore
    (For rules, regulations and similar concepts. NOT for disrespecting people.)
    Value:
    Opposite: beachten
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  • missbilligen
    (miss verb)
    1.
    to disapprove
    (In a sense of really not liking it, possibly also speaking up. Sounds a bit formal. NOT the right word for revoking permission or something like that.)
    Value:
    Opposite: billigen
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  • missbrauchen
    (miss verb)
    1.
    to misuse, to abuse
    (Using something in a way it was not intended, with a negative tilt.)
    Value:
    2.
    to abuse sexually
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  • missfallen
    (miss verb)
    1.
    to not please, to not like
    (It's pretty much the direct opposite of "gefallen". Sounds a bit formal though and it's not as common.)
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  • missglücken
    (miss verb)
    1.
    to fail
    (In the sense of an attempt failing. Often in contexts where someone didn't reach the quality they wanted at all. NOT for failing a test. It's the deed that does the missglücken.)
    Value:
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  • missgönnen
    (miss verb)
    1.
    to begrudge someone something
    ("jemandem+Dat etwas+Acc missgönnen" - the simply "nicht gönnen" is more common.)
    Value:
    Opposite: gönnen
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  • misslingen
    (miss verb)
    1.
    to turn out a failure
    (If you want to add the person who is failing, then that'll be in Dative.)
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  • misstrauen
    (miss verb)
    1.
    to mistrust someone, to be skeptical of someone
    ("jemandem/etwas+Dat misstrauen" - sounds a little less strong than "mistrust" to me. You ALWAYS need to have the Dative object.)
    Value:
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  • missverstehen
    (miss verb)
    1.
    to misunderstand
    Value:
    Opposite: verstehen
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