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English definition of “misinterpret”

misinterpret

verb [T]
 
 
/ˌmɪsɪnˈtɜːprɪt/
to understand something in the wrong way: [often passive] He claims his speech was deliberately misinterpreted by journalists.Misunderstanding
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