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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

Full Definition of misinterpret

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to explain wrongly

  3. 2 :  to understand wrongly

mis·in·ter·pre·ta·tion play \-ˌtər-prə-ˈtā-shən, -pə-\ noun

Examples of misinterpret

  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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