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misinterpret

verb
     
mis‧in‧ter‧pret [transitive]
to not understand the correct meaning of something that someone says or does, or of facts that you are considering [= misread, misconstrue]:
Some parts of the report could be misinterpreted.
misinterpret something as something
She had misinterpreted his silence as anger.
misinterpretation noun [uncountable and countable]
a misinterpretation of the test results

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