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read (something) into (something)

To find, infer, or attribute an additional meaning or different interpretation to what is presented. It's easy to read a lot into the secret email exchanges, but we shouldn't jump to conclusions—there could be a perfectly reasonable explanation. 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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