- 1to understand somebody/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. Extra examples I misread ‘Mrs’ as ‘Mr’. I’m afraid I completely misread the situation. She had seen the warning signs but she had misread them.
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈriːd//; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈriːd//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they misread
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈriːd//; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈriːd//he / she / it misreads
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈriːdz//; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈriːdz//past simple misread
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈred//; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈred//past participle misread
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈred//; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈred//-ing form misreading
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈriːdɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈriːdɪŋ//