misinterpret

[mis-in-tur-prit]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
to interpret, explain, or understand incorrectly.

Origin:
1580–90; mis-1 + interpret

misinterpretable, adjective
misinterpretation, noun
misinterpreter, noun
unmisinterpretable, adjective
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misinterpret (ˌmɪsɪnˈtɜːprɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to interpret badly, misleadingly, or incorrectly
 
misinterpre'tation
 
n
 
misin'terpreter
 
n

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misinterpret
1580s, from mis- (1) + interpret. Related: Misinterpreted; misinterpreting.
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Example sentences
Some distance-education professors say they are surprised at how often students
  misinterpret online messages.
Moreover, they misinterpret history in more grotesque ways than anybody else.
Second, it is possible that the body could misinterpret some substances
  absorbed from the gut as allergens during a fever.
Many of them misinterpret the economic models, which understate the degree to
  which biofuels drive up prices.
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