- to read wrongly.
- to misunderstand or misinterpret.
Origin of misread
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Examples from the Web for misread
The person who had phoned the Halls had, quite simply, misread the results.Parents Sue for 'Wrongful Birth'
August 17, 2014
A technician made a simple, life-changing mistake and misread the test tubes.Womb Service: Italy’s Baby-Making Troubles
Barbie Latza Nadeau
April 15, 2014
Nor is the stubborn, shrewd prime minsiter known to capitulate easily, or to misread public sentiment.Why Did Netanyahu Release Palestinian Prisoners?
August 6, 2013
Palestinians often misread Israeli Jews and the broader Jewish community, and vice versa.Palestinians Need To Learn The Lesson On Antisemitism
Emily L. Hauser
February 15, 2013
Of course, the dividend payers in 2010 misread the situation in Washington.Fiscal Cliff Fears Drive Huge Spike in Dividend Payouts
November 28, 2012
Misreading is all that we are equal to, but it is something to be able to misread.The Conquest of Fear
She glanced into Hugh's face, and misread what she saw there.A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
At once he perceived how she had misread the scene she had witnessed.The Sea-Hawk
He asked because the skipper's face of wonderment was not to be misread.The Wild Geese
Stanley John Weyman
A scribe must have misread the figure 81, which appears in other documents, into 87.
- to read incorrectly
- to misinterpret
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Word Origin and History for misread
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