Synonyms and Antonyms of misinterpret
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.
bend, color, cook, distort, falsify, fudge, garble, misrelate, misrepresent, misstate, pervert, slant, twist, warp
misdescribe, misspeak, mistranslate
belie, camouflage, disguise, dissemble, gloss (over), mask, veil, whitewash
complicate, confound, confuse, mistake, mix (up)
equivocate, fib, lie, palter, prevaricate
to fail to understand the true or actual meaning of
- We misinterpreted the directions and ended up on the wrong side of town.
appreciate, apprehend, catch, comprehend, conceive, fathom, get, grasp, know, make out, penetrate, perceive, see, seize, take in, understand