Definition of “misinterpret” - English Dictionary

“misinterpret” in British English

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misinterpretverb [ T ]

uk /ˌmɪs.ɪnˈtɜː.prət/ us /ˌmɪs.ɪnˈtɝː.prət/

(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)