misread

[ mis-reed ]
/ mɪsˈrid /

verb (used with or without object), mis·read [mis-red] /mɪsˈrɛd/, mis·read·ing [mis-ree-ding] /mɪsˈri dɪŋ/.

to read wrongly.
to misunderstand or misinterpret.

Origin of misread

First recorded in 1800–10; mis-1 + read1
Related formsmis·read·er, noun
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misread

/ (ˌmɪsˈriːd) /

verb -reads, -reading or -read (-ˈrɛd) (tr)

to read incorrectly
to misinterpret
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Word Origin and History for misread

misread


v.

1809, from mis- (1) + read (v.). Related: Misreading.

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