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misinterpret Syllabification: mis·in·ter·pret
Pronunciation: /ˌmisinˈtərprət/

Definition of misinterpret in English:

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



Pronunciation: /-inˌtərprəˈtāSHən/
Example sentences
  • They are open to misunderstandings, misinterpretations, misgivings and mistakes.
  • It covers the history I know best; and in it there are errors, omissions and misinterpretations.
  • He also said that officials had made other misinterpretations including mistaking a dyke for a stone wall boundary.


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.

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