Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To interpret inaccurately.
  • transitive v. To explain inaccurately.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make an incorrect interpretation; to misunderstand.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To interpret erroneously; to understand or to explain in a wrong sense.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To interpret erroneously; do the work of interpreter incorrectly or falsely; understand or explain in a wrong sense.
  • Synonyms See translate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. interpret in the wrong way
  • v. interpret falsely
  • v. interpret wrongly

Etymologies

From mis- +‎ interpret. (Wiktionary)

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