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English verb: misinterpret

1. misinterpret (communication) interpret falsely


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)interpret, rede

2. misinterpret (cognition) interpret wrongly


SamplesI misread Hamlet all my life!.


ExamplesThey won't misinterpret the story , Sam and Sue misinterpret the movie


Synonymsmisread


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)read, take

3. misinterpret (cognition) interpret in the wrong way


SamplesDon't misinterpret my comments as criticism.
She misconstrued my remarks.


ExamplesThey won't misinterpret the story , Sam and Sue misinterpret the movie


Synonymsbe amiss, misapprehend, misconceive, misconstrue, misunderstand


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)construe, interpret, see









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