- 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.
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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