- 1to understand someone or something wrongly synonym misinterpret misread something I'm afraid I completely misread the situation. misread something as something His confidence was misread as arrogance.
- 2misread something (as something) to read something wrongly I misread the 1 as a 7. You must have misread the address.
NAmE//ˌmɪsˈrid//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they misread
he / she / it misreads
past simple misread
-ing form misreading