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misinterpret (v.)

understand or explain wrongly or falsely," "1580s, from mis- (1) "badly, wrongly" + interpret. Related: Misinterpreted; misinterpreting.

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Definitions of misinterpret

misinterpret (v.)
interpret falsely;
misinterpret (v.)
interpret wrongly;
Synonyms: misread
misinterpret (v.)
interpret in the wrong way;
Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism
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