Definition of Misinterpret

1. Verb. Interpret falsely.

Generic synonyms: Interpret, Rede



2. Verb. Interpret wrongly. "Sam and Sue misinterpret the movie "; "I misread Hamlet all my life!"
Exact synonyms: Misread
Generic synonyms: Read, Take
Derivative terms: Misinterpretation, Misreading

3. Verb. Interpret in the wrong way. "Sam and Sue misinterpret the movie "; "She misconstrued my remarks"

Definition of Misinterpret

1. v. t. To interpret erroneously; to understand or to explain in a wrong sense.

Definition of Misinterpret

1. Verb. To make an incorrect interpretation; to misunderstand. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Misinterpret

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Misinterpret

misinformative
misinformed
misinformer
misinformers
misinforming
misinforms
misinstruct
misinstructed
misinstructing
misinstruction
misinstructs
misintelligence
misintelligences
misintended
misinter
misinterpret (current term)
misinterpretable
misinterpretation
misinterpretations
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misinterpreter
misinterpreters
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misinterprets
misinterred
misinterring
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misinvest
misinvested
misinvesting

Literary usage of Misinterpret

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1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1879)
"... and the circumstances of the Prince's death, the Government and people of France can scarcely misinterpret the vehement sympathy which was manifested at ..."

2. The German Theatre by Benjamin Thompson, August von Kotzebue, Joseph Marius Babo, August Wilhelm Iffland, Friedrich Schiller, F. L. Schroeder, Karl Reitzenstein, J. W. von Göthe, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1806)
"... as to misinterpret it? Lady, to you is devoted every sensation which is allowed to exist in the heart of a slave. • [Bozos respectfully, and exit. ..."

3. The Mass and Rubrics of the Roman Catholic Church: Translated Into English by John Rogerson Cotter (1846)
"How can you tell but that you misinterpret and misunderstand those very passages ? How can you tell but you wrest them, as in all sincerity we believe you ..."

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