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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misinterpretation
1570s; see mis- (1) + interpretation.

misinterpret
1580s, from mis- (1) + interpret. Related: Misinterpreted; misinterpreting.
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Example sentences
But to declare such sporting endeavors scientific research is an unfortunate
  misinterpretation of reality.
The misinterpretation is not an illusion, but-if you will-an excuse.
But frankly, some of the misinterpretation may also be due to an
  unintentionally ambiguous choice of wording.
We apologise for the mistake, which arose from our misinterpretation of data
  submitted by the school.
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