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Verb: misinterpret  ,mis-in'tur-prut
  1. Interpret falsely
     
  2. Interpret wrongly
    - misread
     
  3. Interpret in the wrong way
    "Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism";
    - misconstrue, misconceive, misunderstand, misapprehend, be amiss

Derived forms: misinterprets, misinterpreted, misinterpreting

Type of: construe, interpret, read, rede [archaic], see, take