misapprehend, falsify, misread, misconceive, misconstrue, misunderstand, miscalculate, be amiss, understand.
Nor was the impression disturbed when he opened his mouth and spoke in the broad dialect of the country, for she had no associations to cause her to misinterpret
its homeliness as vulgarity.
It is really quite impossible, when one reads such stuff as- Thither in your adversity Do you betake yourselves for light, But strangely misinterpret
all you hear.
To parse rightly, is, to understand rightly; and what is well expressed, it is a shame to misunderstand or misinterpret.