- Misinterpret is defined as to incorrectly describe or understand something.
An example of misinterpret is thinking someone said they would meet you at seven, when they really said eleven.
misinterpret definition by Webster's New World
to interpret wrongly; understand or explain incorrectly
misinterpret definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb mis·in·ter·pret·ed, mis·in·ter·pret·ing, mis·in·ter·prets
- To interpret inaccurately.
- To explain inaccurately.
- misˌin·terˌpre·taˈtion noun
- misˌin·terˈpret·er noun