misinterpret


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mis·in·ter·pret

 (mĭs′ĭn-tûr′prĭt)
tr.v. mis·in·ter·pret·ed, mis·in·ter·pret·ing, mis·in·ter·prets
To interpret or explain wrongly.

mis′in·ter′pre·ta′tion n.
mis′in·ter′pret·er n.

misinterpret

(ˌmɪsɪnˈtɜːprɪt)
vb
(tr) to interpret badly, misleadingly, or incorrectly
ˌmisinˌterpreˈtation n
ˌmisinˈterpreter n

mis•in•ter•pret

(ˌmɪs ɪnˈtɜr prɪt)

v.t., v.i. -pret•ed, -pret•ing.
to interpret, explain, or understand incorrectly.
[1580–90]
mis`in•ter′pret•a•ble, adj.
mis`in•ter`pre•ta′tion, n.
mis`in•ter′pret•er, n.

misinterpret


Past participle: misinterpreted
Gerund: misinterpreting

Imperative
misinterpret
misinterpret
Present
I misinterpret
you misinterpret
he/she/it misinterprets
we misinterpret
you misinterpret
they misinterpret
Preterite
I misinterpreted
you misinterpreted
he/she/it misinterpreted
we misinterpreted
you misinterpreted
they misinterpreted
Present Continuous
I am misinterpreting
you are misinterpreting
he/she/it is misinterpreting
we are misinterpreting
you are misinterpreting
they are misinterpreting
Present Perfect
I have misinterpreted
you have misinterpreted
he/she/it has misinterpreted
we have misinterpreted
you have misinterpreted
they have misinterpreted
Past Continuous
I was misinterpreting
you were misinterpreting
he/she/it was misinterpreting
we were misinterpreting
you were misinterpreting
they were misinterpreting
Past Perfect
I had misinterpreted
you had misinterpreted
he/she/it had misinterpreted
we had misinterpreted
you had misinterpreted
they had misinterpreted
Future
I will misinterpret
you will misinterpret
he/she/it will misinterpret
we will misinterpret
you will misinterpret
they will misinterpret
Future Perfect
I will have misinterpreted
you will have misinterpreted
he/she/it will have misinterpreted
we will have misinterpreted
you will have misinterpreted
they will have misinterpreted
Future Continuous
I will be misinterpreting
you will be misinterpreting
he/she/it will be misinterpreting
we will be misinterpreting
you will be misinterpreting
they will be misinterpreting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been misinterpreting
you have been misinterpreting
he/she/it has been misinterpreting
we have been misinterpreting
you have been misinterpreting
they have been misinterpreting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been misinterpreting
you will have been misinterpreting
he/she/it will have been misinterpreting
we will have been misinterpreting
you will have been misinterpreting
they will have been misinterpreting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been misinterpreting
you had been misinterpreting
he/she/it had been misinterpreting
we had been misinterpreting
you had been misinterpreting
they had been misinterpreting
Conditional
I would misinterpret
you would misinterpret
he/she/it would misinterpret
we would misinterpret
you would misinterpret
they would misinterpret
Past Conditional
I would have misinterpreted
you would have misinterpreted
he/she/it would have misinterpreted
we would have misinterpreted
you would have misinterpreted
they would have misinterpreted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.misinterpret - interpret falsely
rede, interpret - give an interpretation or explanation to
2.misinterpret - interpret wrongly; "I misread Hamlet all my life!"
read, take - interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression; "I read this address as a satire"; "How should I take this message?"; "You can't take credit for this!"
3.misinterpret - interpret in the wrong waymisinterpret - interpret in the wrong way; "Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism"; "She misconstrued my remarks"
construe, interpret, see - make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?"

misinterpret

misinterpret

verb
Translations

misinterpret

[ˌmɪsɪnˈtɜːprɪt] VTinterpretar mal, malinterpretar; (deliberately) → tergiversar

misinterpret

[ˌmɪsɪnˈtɜːrprɪt] vt (= misunderstand) → mal interpréter

misinterpret

vtfalsch auslegen or deuten; play, novelfehlinterpretieren, falsch auslegen; (interpreter) → falsch wiedergeben; it could easily be misinterpreted as implying ingratitudees könnte leicht als Undankbarkeit ausgelegt werden; he misinterpreted her silence as agreementer deutete ihr Schweigen fälschlich als Zustimmung

misinterpret

[ˌmɪsɪnˈtɜːprɪt] vtinterpretare male
References in classic literature ?
Nor did she misinterpret Phoebe's character, and the genial activity pervading it,--one of the most valuable traits of the true New England woman,--which had impelled her forth, as might be said, to seek her fortune, but with a self-respecting purpose to confer as much benefit as she could anywise receive.
There is something brave in your spirit, as well as penetrating in your eye; but allow me to assure you that you partially misinterpret my emotions.
I do not believe that saying, because I believe another one to the effect that hell is paved with benevolence, which most people, the proverb being too deep for them, misinterpret as unfulfilled intentions.
I fear you are making fun of me," said the old maid, "and that is not kind when all the town will probably misinterpret what happened to me yesterday.
My dear lady,' said Dick, 'I think you misinterpret my position.
The least I can do is not to misinterpret you, on my side.
He may miss it through stupidity, or misinterpret it, but he is always asking beauty to enter his life, and I believe that in the end it will come.
I forced myself to be constrained, lest you might misinterpret my being more natural.
Pray forgive me if I own to thinking that your very sensitive nature exaggerates or misinterprets, quite unconsciously, of course, the neglect that you experience at the hands of your husband.
Lest readers should misinterpret his conclusion, Matras states at the end of chapter 16: "Footnote--Scientific space programs must continue to ensure United States leadership in space technology, well into our future.
Hard-earned intimacy with the language revealed subtle word meanings and structural elements that are easy to miss or misinterpret, Everett says.
Males in particular tend to misinterpret even the most neutral signals as sexual invitations.