verb mis·read \ˌmis-ˈrēd\

: to read (something) incorrectly

: to understand (something) incorrectly


Full Definition of MISREAD

transitive verb
:  to read incorrectly
:  to misinterpret in or as if in reading <totally misread the lesson of history — Christopher Hollis>

Examples of MISREAD

  1. I guess I misread the instructions.
  2. They have misread the lessons of the past.
  3. Politicians may have misread the mood of the public.
  4. I badly misread the situation.

First Known Use of MISREAD


Rhymes with MISREAD

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MISREADING Defined for Kids


verb mis·read \mis-ˈrēd\
mis·read \-ˈred\mis·read·ing \-ˈrēd-ing\

Definition of MISREAD for Kids

:  to incorrectly pronounce or understand something written
:  misunderstand <He misread the emotion on her face.>


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