Definition of misinterpret
- His comment on the speech misinterprets the speaker's meaning.
- Her silence should not be misinterpreted as consent.
He claims that his statements have been misinterpreted by the media.
Her silence should not be misinterpreted as consent.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'misinterpret.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
: to understand or explain (something) incorrectly : to interpret (something) incorrectly
What made you want to look up misinterpret? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
Confusing Words—A Quiz