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.
- It's Easy to Misinterpret Correct Food Labels."
- Fans have no time, usually, to "rehearse" or even to learn new cheers except through hearing each other - so make sure that the words are easy to understand but not easy to misinterpret.
- Some psychiatrists who take a cognitive approach to mental disorders believe that IED results from rigid beliefs and a tendency to misinterpret other people's behavior in accordance with these beliefs.
- Wedding guests may misinterpret a crazy cake design or misunderstand an inside joke, and that type of cake may be better suited to a smaller, less formal party.
- However, as with any project, the "user" (in this case, the dieter) can always misinterpret and sabotage an otherwise smart plan.