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misinterpret

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verb mis·in·ter·pret \ˌmi-sən-ˈtər-prət, -pət\

Simple Definition of misinterpret

  • : to understand or explain (something) incorrectly : to interpret (something) incorrectly

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of misinterpret

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to explain wrongly

  3. 2 :  to understand wrongly

misinterpretation

play \-ˌtər-prə-ˈtā-shən, -pə-\ noun

Examples of misinterpret in a sentence

  1. He claims that his statements have been misinterpreted by the media.

  2. Her silence should not be misinterpreted as consent.



1547

First Known Use of misinterpret

1547



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