Definition of misread verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    misread

     verb
    verb
    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//
     
     
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  1. 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.
  2. 2misread something (as something) to read something wrongly I misread the 1 as a 7. You must have misread the address.
  3. 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.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: misread