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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.
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misinterpretverb [T]

uk   /ˌmɪs.ɪnˈtɜː.prət/  us   /ˌmɪs.ɪnˈtɝː.prət/
misinterpretation
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌmɪs.ɪnˌtɜː.prəˈteɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌmɪs.ɪnˌtɝː.prəˈteɪ.ʃən/
C2 The ​statement is ​unclear and open to misinterpretation (= could ​easily be misinterpreted).
(Definition of misinterpret from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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