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read (something) into (something)

To find, infer, or attribute an additional meaning or different interpretation to what is presented. Reading into his comments, it sounds like the actor was fired for political reasons. Fans thought the director's comments indicated that a sequel was on the way, but I think they're reading too much into it.
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read something into something

Fig. to attach or attribute a new or different meaning to something; to presume inferences as one reads something. This statement means exactly what it says. Don't try to read anything else into it. Am I reading too much into your comments?
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read into

Find an additional hidden or unintended meaning in something that is said or written, as in What I read into that speech on foreign policy is that the Vice President plans to run for President . [Late 1800s]
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read into

v.
To attribute some interpretation or meaning to something, especially an unintended meaning: He's reading things into the text that the author never intended. Don't read too much into her remark—it is hardly representative of her opinion.
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