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Synonyms for misinterpret
ˌmɪs ɪnˈtɜr prɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. misinterpret(verb)

    interpret falsely

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

  2. misread, misinterpret(verb)

    interpret wrongly

    "I misread Hamlet all my life!"

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

  3. misconstrue, misinterpret, misconceive, misunderstand, misapprehend, be amiss(verb)

    interpret in the wrong way

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. misinterpret(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. misinterpret(v)


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    misread, misconstrue, misunderstand

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How to use misinterpret in a sentence?

  1. Drew Benson:

    The plaintiffs' allegations misinterpret basic principles of buy-side valuation and Credit Suisse rejects any suggestion that we acted improperly.

  2. 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.

  3. Peng Jin:

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

  4. John Elwood:

    Comments can be misinterpreted, all of us have had experiences online with people that don't know us, and they can't see your gestures, they can't hear your tone of voice and there are many times where people can misinterpret what you say.

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