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Synonyms for misinterpret
ˌmɪs ɪnˈtɜr prɪtmis·in·ter·pret

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. misinterpretverb

    interpret falsely

    misread, misunderstand, misapprehend, misconstrue, misconceive, be amiss

  2. misread, misinterpretverb

    interpret wrongly

    "I misread Hamlet all my life!"

    misread, misunderstand, misapprehend, misconstrue, misconceive, be amiss

  3. misconstrue, misinterpret, misconceive, misunderstand, misapprehend, be amissverb

    interpret in the wrong way

    "Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism"; "She misconstrued my remarks"

    misread, misunderstand, misapprehend, misconstrue, misconceive, be amiss

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. misinterpretverb

    misconstrue, explain wrongly, put a wrong construction on, put a false construction on, give a false coloring to

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  1. misinterpretverb


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  1. List of paraphrases for "misinterpret":

    misread, misconstrue, misunderstand

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How to use misinterpret in a sentence?

  1. Andrea Ghez:

    We're learning how gravity works. It's one of four fundamental forces and the one we have tested the least, there are many regions where we just haven't asked, how does gravity work here ? It's easy to be overconfident and there are many ways to misinterpret the data, many ways that small errors can accumulate into significant mistakes, which is why we did not rush our analysis.

  2. Peng Jin:

    It's definitely an interesting observation, but... I don't want the general audience to misinterpret whatever they are presenting.

  3. Michael Harris:

    Let me say it again so the news and these clowns don't misinterpret what I say, the community don't get no peace because his family don't have peace.

  4. Roger Wicker:

    We’re going to go from a nice, stately liberal to someone who’s probably more in the style of Sonia Sotomayor, … I hope it’s at least someone who will at least not misrepresent the facts. I think they will misinterpret the law.

  5. James Steinberg:

    My personal view is that none of the sides want an [ armed ] confrontation, but everyone is afraid that if any side shows weakness or a lack of resolve, then the other side will misinterpret it, it's a security spiral, and there is no stability in a situation like this.

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