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misinterpret

[mis-in-tur-prit]
verb (used with or without object)
  1. to interpret, explain, or understand incorrectly.
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Origin of misinterpret

First recorded in 1580–90; mis-1 + interpret
Related formsmis·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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Related Words for misinterpreted

misread, err, miscalculate, distort, misrepresent, falsify, misunderstand, garble, misconstrue, mistake, pervert, misconceive

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British Dictionary definitions for misinterpreted

misinterpret

verb
  1. (tr) to interpret badly, misleadingly, or incorrectly
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Derived Formsmisinterpretation, nounmisinterpreter, noun
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Word Origin and History for misinterpreted

misinterpret

v.

1580s, from mis- (1) + interpret. Related: Misinterpreted; misinterpreting.

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