[ mis-trans-leyt, -tranz-, mis-trans-leyt, -tranz- ]
/ ˌmɪs trænsˈleɪt, -trænz-, mɪsˈtræns leɪt, -ˈtrænz- /

verb (used with or without object), mis·trans·lat·ed, mis·trans·lat·ing.

to translate incorrectly.

Origin of mistranslate

First recorded in 1525–35; mis-1 + translate

Related forms

mis·trans·la·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for mistranslate

  • Are they not given to those who misunderstand Plato and who mistranslate Aristotle?