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misinterpret

[mis-in-tur-prit] /ˌmɪs ɪnˈtɜr prɪt/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to interpret, explain, or understand incorrectly.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; mis-1 + interpret
Related forms
misinterpretable, adjective
misinterpretation, noun
misinterpreter, noun
unmisinterpretable, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unmisinterpretable

misinterpret

/ˌmɪsɪnˈtɜːprɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to interpret badly, misleadingly, or incorrectly
Derived Forms
misinterpretation, noun
misinterpreter, noun
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Word Origin and History for unmisinterpretable

misinterpret

v.

1580s, from mis- (1) + interpret. Related: Misinterpreted; misinterpreting.

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