misread

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verb mis·read \ˌmis-ˈrēd\

Definition of misread

misread

play \-ˈred\

misreading

play \-ˈrē-diŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to read incorrectly

  3. 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.

1658

First Known Use of misread

1658


MISREAD Defined for English Language Learners

misread

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verb mis·read \ˌmis-ˈrēd\

Definition of misread for English Language Learners

  • : to read (something) incorrectly

  • : to understand (something) incorrectly


MISREAD Defined for Kids

misread

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verb mis·read \mis-ˈrēd\

Definition of misread for Students

misread

\-ˈred\

misreading

\-ˈrēd-ing\
  1. 1 :  to incorrectly pronounce or understand something written

  2. 2 :  misunderstand <He misread the emotion on her face.>



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