misinterpret etymology

English word misinterpret comes from English interpret, English mis- (Bad or wrong; badly or wrongly. In error. Lack or failure.)

Detailed word origin of misinterpret

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
interpret English (eng) (intransitive) To act as an interpreter.. To apprehend and represent by means of art; to show by illustrative representation. To explain or tell the meaning of; to translate orally into intelligible or familiar language or terms. applied especially to language, but also to dreams, signs, conduct, mysteries, etc.
mis- English (eng) Bad or wrong; badly or wrongly. In error. Lack or failure.
misinterpret English (eng) To make an incorrect interpretation; to misunderstand.

Words with the same origin as misinterpret

Descendants of mis-
misapprehension misappropriation misbehavior miscalculation misconception misconduct misdirect misdirection misfit misfortune mishap misinterpretation misjudge mismanagement mismatch misprint misrepresentation misstep mistreat mistreatment mistrial mistrust misunderstand misuse