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
Avoiding ambiguity that requires the reader to wantonly misinterpret is less crucial than avoiding easy-to-fall-into ambiguities.
Many who believed that it wasn't religion at fault but the people who "misinterpret" it, are beginning to ask whether it might actually be the other way around.
Snippen reports that the FAA wants to keep where and how often commercial aircraft are damaged by hitting birds as they claim the public would "misinterpret" the information.
The landlords for whom most of the campesinos work as sharecroppers do not think that peasants should be taught to read, as they may "misinterpret" the one-sided contracts they must sign in order to work.
The defense secretary said he fully supported the change in command and that allies or adversaries should not "misinterpret" the decision as a softening of Washington's commitment to the war.
The defence secretary said he fully supported the change in command and that allies or adversaries should not "misinterpret" the decision as a softening of Washington's commitment to the war.
GBI response … but can detect (and thus "misinterpret") the
India should not 'misinterpret' Pak's intention regarding 26/11 probe: Qureshi ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that India should not
'misinterpret' Islamabad's intentions regarding the Mumbai terror attack probe.
You have to track off-market trends because if active inventory falls, one may misinterpret that as a function of rising demand.