verb (used with object), verb (used without object), misread [mis-red] , misreading [mis-ree-ding] .
to read wrongly.
to misunderstand or misinterpret.

1800–10; mis-1 + read1

misreader, noun
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misread (ˌmɪsˈriːd)
vb , -reads, -reading, -read
1.  to read incorrectly
2.  to misinterpret

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Word Origin & History

1809, from mis- (1) + read. Related: Misreading.
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Example sentences
The wrong turn, the misread map, the must-see natural wonder inexplicably closed for the season.
It's easy for those used to the bombastic approach of foreign television to misread this as obfuscation or cover-up.
Some responders seem to have misread this sentence:.
She totally misread the newspapers and misheard the news reports.
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