Etymology
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misread (v.)

1714, "read wrongly, mistake the sense or significance of," from mis- (1) "badly, wrongly" + read (v.). Middle English misreden (c. 1200) meant "give bad or false advice." Related: Misreading (which is attested by 1727 as a verbal noun meaning "erroneous citation, misinterpretation").

updated on February 15, 2019

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Definitions of misread from WordNet

misread (v.)
read or interpret wrongly;
He misread the data
misread (v.)
interpret wrongly;
I misread Hamlet all my life!
Synonyms: misinterpret
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