Misinterpret Mis`in*ter"pret, v. t. To interpret erroneously; to understand or to explain in a wrong sense. [1913 Webster]

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  • misinterpret — I verb be misled, blunder, confuse, distort, err, explain incorrectly, fail to understand, garble, jumble, make a mistake, make an error, male interpretari, misapprehend, miscalculate, misconceive, misconjecture, misconstrue, misdeem, misjudge,… …   Law dictionary

  • misinterpret — (v.) 1580s, from MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + INTERPRET (Cf. interpret). Related: Misinterpreted; misinterpreting …   Etymology dictionary

  • misinterpret — ► VERB (misinterpreted, misinterpreting) ▪ interpret wrongly. DERIVATIVES misinterpretation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • misinterpret — [mis΄in tʉr′prit] vt. to interpret wrongly; understand or explain incorrectly misinterpretation n. misinterpreter n …   English World dictionary

  • misinterpret — verb ADVERB ▪ completely ▪ easily ▪ deliberately, wilfully/willfully VERB + MISINTERPRET ▪ be easy to ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • misinterpret — UK [ˌmɪsɪnˈtɜː(r)prɪt] / US [ˌmɪsɪnˈtɜrprət] verb [transitive, often passive] Word forms misinterpret : present tense I/you/we/they misinterpret he/she/it misinterprets present participle misinterpreting past tense misinterpreted past participle… …   English dictionary

  • misinterpret — mis|in|ter|pret [ˌmısınˈtə:prıt US ə:r ] v [T] to not understand the correct meaning of something that someone says or does, or of facts that you are considering = ↑misread, misconstrue ↑misconstrue ▪ Some parts of the report could be… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • misinterpret — [[t]mɪ̱sɪntɜ͟ː(r)prɪt[/t]] misinterprets, misinterpreting, misinterpreted VERB If you misinterpret something, you understand it wrongly. [V n] He was amazed that he d misinterpreted the situation so completely... [V n] The Prince s words had been …   English dictionary

  • misinterpret — transitive verb Date: 1547 1. to explain wrongly 2. to understand wrongly • misinterpretation noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • misinterpret — misinterpretable, adj. misinterpretation, n. misinterpreter, n. /mis in terr prit/, v.t., v.i. to interpret, explain, or understand incorrectly. [1580 90; MIS 1 + INTERPRET] * * * …   Universalium

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