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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 something into something

to give your own meaning to something rather than what was intended Experts warned against reading too much into Friday's election results. People can read into his comments anything they want to, but no decision has been made.
Usage notes: usually used with too much or anything, as in the examples
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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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