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misinterpret

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of misinterpret

  1. 1 to change so much as to create a wrong impression or alter the meaning of his note on this passage in the novel seriously misinterprets the author's meaning Synonyms of misinterpret bend, color, cook, distort, falsify, fudge, garble, misrelate, misrepresent, misstate, pervert, slant, twist, warpWords Related to misinterpret misdescribe, misspeak, mistranslate; belie, camouflage, disguise, dissemble, gloss (over), mask, veil, whitewash; bowdlerize, censor; complicate, confound, confuse, mistake, mix (up); mystify, obscure; equivocate, fib, lie, palter, prevaricateNear Antonyms of misinterpret clarify, clear (up), explain, illuminate, illustrate, interpret, spell out; decipher

  2. 2 to fail to understand the true or actual meaning of we misinterpreted the directions and ended up on the wrong side of town Synonyms of misinterpret misapprehend, misconstrue, misunderstand, misknow, misperceive, misread, miss, mistakeWords Related to misinterpret misconceive, misdeem, misjudge; mishearAntonyms of misinterpret appreciate, apprehend, catch, comprehend, conceive, fathom, get, grasp, grok, know, make out, penetrate, perceive, savvy, see, seize, take in, understand


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