One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he explained that his proposal had been misinterpreted’
misunderstand, misconceive, misconstrue, misapprehend, mistake, misread, put a wrong interpretation on
miss, confuse, confound, take amiss
miscalculate, err, be mistaken, get the wrong idea, get it wrong, get someone wrong, receive a false impression, be under a delusion, get the wrong end of the stick, get hold of the wrong end of the stick, be at cross purposes
informal be barking up the wrong tree
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