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misinterpret

[ mis-in-tur-prit ]
/ ˌmɪs ɪnˈtɜr prɪt /
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verb (used with or without object)

to interpret, explain, or understand incorrectly.

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Origin of misinterpret

First recorded in 1580–90; mis-1 + interpret

OTHER WORDS FROM misinterpret

mis·in·ter·pret·a·ble, adjectivemis·in·ter·pre·ta·tion, nounmis·in·ter·pret·er, nounun·mis·in·ter·pret·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for misinterpret

misinterpret
/ (ˌmɪsɪnˈtɜːprɪt) /

verb

(tr) to interpret badly, misleadingly, or incorrectly

Derived forms of misinterpret

misinterpretation, nounmisinterpreter, noun
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