intransitive verb-·read′ , -·read′ing
- to read wrongly
- to misinterpret or misunderstand: to misread a situation
transitive verbmis·read, mis·read·ing, mis·reads
- To read inaccurately.
- To misinterpret or misunderstand: misread our friendly concern as prying.
(third-person singular simple present misreads, present participle misreading, simple past and past participle misread)