- 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.
transitive verbmis·in·ter·pret·ed, mis·in·ter·pret·ing, mis·in·ter·prets
(third-person singular simple present misinterprets, present participle misinterpreting, simple past and past participle misinterpreted)
From mis- +"Ž interpret.