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misinterpret

verb [T] uk   /ˌmɪs.ɪnˈtɜː.prɪt/  us   /-ˈtɝː-/
C2 to form an understanding that is not correct of something that is said or done: My speech has been misinterpreted by the press. When we re-examined the regulations, we realized that we had misinterpreted them.
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).
Translations of “misinterpret”
in Chinese (Traditional) 誤解, 誤釋…
in Russian неверно истолковывать или понимать…
in Turkish yanlış yorumlamak/anlam vermek/çıkarmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 误解, 误释…
in Polish błędnie zinterpretować…
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