Definition of misinterpret in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmisinˈtərprət/

verb (misinterprets, misinterpreting, misinterpreted)

[with object]
Interpret (something or someone) wrongly.
Example sentences
  • Well, we know a lot about the behavior of the phenomena; we also know people make mistakes and misinterpret things.
  • Perhaps of even more concern, these stereotypes may lead people to misread or misinterpret another person's emotions.
  • Well I'm sorry If somebody misinterprets it like that.
misunderstand, misconceive, misconstrue, misapprehend, mistake, misread;
confuse, be mistaken, get the wrong idea, take amiss



Example sentences
  • Sending interpreters and misinterpreters of these religions to prison is, however, not the proper way of carrying on the process of enlightenment.
  • Such misinterpreters do not know the proper techniques, which have to be learned under a bona fide spiritual master.
  • The critic is the professional misinterpreter, with whose errors you might compare your own more tolerant or modest appreciation of fiction.

Words that rhyme with misinterpret


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Syllabification: mis·in·ter·pret

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