misinterpret


misinterpret

verb

Definition of MISINTERPRET

1
to change so much as to create a wrong impression or alter the meaning of <his note on this passage in the novel seriously misinterprets the author's meaning>
2
to fail to understand the true or actual meaning of <we misinterpreted the directions and ended up on the wrong side of town>

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