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misinterpret

mis·in·ter·pret

misinterpret

 
 
pronunciation:
mIs ihn tuhr priht
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: misinterpreted, misinterpreting, misinterprets
definition 1: to give an inaccurate explanation of.
synonyms:
misrepresent, twist
similar words:
distort, falsify, garble, misread, misstate, pervert
definition 2: to comprehend incorrectly; misunderstand.
She was offended because she misinterpreted the offer he was making.
synonyms:
misapprehend, misconstrue, misread, mistake, misunderstand, twist
similar words:
garble, miscalculate, misconceive, misjudge
derivations: misinterpretation (n.), misinterpreter (n.)