Definition of "misread" []

  • To read inaccurately. (verb-transitive)
  • To misinterpret or misunderstand: misread our friendly concern as prying. (verb-transitive)
  • To read incorrectly (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To misinterpret (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "misread" in a sentence
  • "I hope for you to have some good laughs out of your summary statements when you see how they didn't know what your field's terminology meant, or talk in detail about the project you proposed that will never work (which was actually your grad project that they misread from the biography section of the proposal, thinking it was your research plan, and on which you already have 4 papers published)"
  • "Yet now, with about a half million jobs lost every single month, they've started to admit that they simply 'misread' the economy."
  • "Obama: ... we didn't "misread" the economy, we just had "incomplete information ...""