Definition of misinterpret
1 : to explain wrongly His comment on the speech misinterprets the speaker's meaning.
2 : to understand wrongly Her silence should not be misinterpreted as consent.
misinterpretationplay \-ˌtər-prə-ˈtā-shən, -pə-\ noun
Examples of misinterpret in a Sentence
He claims that his statements have been misinterpreted by the media.
Her silence should not be misinterpreted as consent.
Recent Examples of misinterpret from the Web
But the move doesn't come as a total surprise, considering that Ed has spoken out recently about receiving mean comments online, particularly from Lady Gaga fans after an interview comment was misinterpreted as shade toward Mother Monster.
But ours is such a fragmented whom-do-you-trust age, even Lincoln can be readily and shamelessly misinterpreted.
The president has a habit of misinterpreting ratings.
Some can misinterpret Civil Code 4760, which seems to allow modifications inside a unit, but a closer reading reveals that interior modifications are still subject to the association governing documents and must meet applicable building codes.
The data was uploaded to our system, which misinterpreted the date to be 2025.
Williams, a sociology professor, said Wednesday that the campus was closed because of a bomb threat that was made in reaction to media misinterpreting his Facebook posts made three days ago.
But in his contentious Sunday interviews, Sekulow said the tweet had been misinterpreted.
They can be misinterpreted or worse, not take into account human nature or experience.
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MISINTERPRET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of misinterpret for English Language Learners
: to understand or explain (something) incorrectly : to interpret (something) incorrectly
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