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.
First Known Use of misinterpret
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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