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
Cole later said that people had misinterpreted her admonition, and that the
  complaints were mostly about general noise.
Somehow orders from the colonel who approved our mission have been
  misinterpreted.
The book was widely misinterpreted as disproving group selection in general.
But an election official behind the report says her words are being
  misinterpreted.
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