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"misinterpret" in British English

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misinterpretverb [T]

uk   /ˌmɪs.ɪnˈtɜː.prɪt/  us   /-ˈtɝː-/
misinterpretation
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌmɪs.ɪnˌtɜː.prɪˈteɪ.ʃən/  us   /-ˌtɝː-/
C2 The ​statement is ​unclear and open to misinterpretation (= could ​easily be misinterpreted).
(Definition of misinterpret from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"misinterpret" in American English

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misinterpretverb [T]

 us   /ˌmɪs·ɪnˈtɜr·prət/
to not ​understand or ​explain something ​correctly: She ​felt that her ​comments had been misinterpreted.
misinterpretation
noun [C/U]  /ˌmɪs·ɪnˌtɜr·prəˈteɪ·ʃən/
[C] If a ​patient isn’t ​honest, that can ​lead to misinterpretations of what is ​wrong with her.
(Definition of misinterpret from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “misinterpret”
in Chinese (Simplified) 误解, 误释…
in Turkish yanlış yorumlamak/anlam vermek/çıkarmak…
in Russian неверно истолковывать или понимать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 誤解, 誤釋…
in Polish błędnie zinterpretować…
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