misinterpret

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verb mis·in·ter·pret \ˌmi-sən-ˈtər-prət, -pət\

Definition of misinterpret

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to explain wrongly <His comment on the speech misinterprets the speaker's meaning.>

  3. 2 :  to understand wrongly <Her silence should not be misinterpreted as consent.>

misinterpretation

play \-ˌtər-prə-ˈtā-shən, -pə-\ noun

Examples of misinterpret in a sentence

  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


MISINTERPRET Defined for English Language Learners

misinterpret

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verb mis·in·ter·pret \ˌmi-sən-ˈtər-prət, -pət\

Definition of misinterpret for English Language Learners

  • : to understand or explain (something) incorrectly : to interpret (something) incorrectly



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