misread

verb mis·read \ ˌmis-ˈrēd \

Definition of misread

misread play \-ˈred\; misreading play \-ˈrē-diŋ\
transitive verb
1 :to read incorrectly
2 :to misinterpret in or as if in reading
  • totally misread the lesson of history
  • —Christopher Hollis

Examples of misread in a Sentence

  1. I guess I misread the instructions.

  2. They have misread the lessons of the past.

  3. Politicians may have misread the mood of the public.

  4. I badly misread the situation.

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First Known Use of misread

1658


MISREAD Defined for English Language Learners

misread

verb

Definition of misread for English Language Learners

  • : to read (something) incorrectly

  • : to understand (something) incorrectly


MISREAD Defined for Kids

misread

verb mis·read \ mis-ˈrēd \

Definition of misread for Students

misread \-ˈred\; misreading \-ˈrēd-ing\
1 :to incorrectly pronounce or understand something written
2 :misunderstand
  • He misread the emotion on her face.


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