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misinterpret

Verb

1 interpret falsely
2 interpret wrongly; "I misread Hamlet all my life!" [syn: misread]
3 interpret in the wrong way; "Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism"; "She misconstrued my remarks" [syn: misconstrue, misconceive, misunderstand, misapprehend, be amiss]

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English

Etymology

From mis- + interpret

Verb

  1. To make an incorrect interpretation.

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