Misconstrue
Misconstrue Mis*con"strue, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Misconstrued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Misconstruing}.] To construe wrongly; to interpret erroneously. [1913 Webster]

Do not, great sir, misconstrue his intent. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Much afflicted to find his actions misconstrued. --Addison. [1913 Webster]


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  • misconstrue — I verb be confused, be in error, be misled, be wrong, blunder, confuse, construe wrongly, distort, fail to understand, garble, get wrong, have an incorrect impression, make a mistake, misapprehend, misconceive, misinterpret, misjudge, misread,… …   Law dictionary

  • misconstrue — (v.) late 14c., to put a wrong construction on (words or deeds), from MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + CONSTRUE (Cf. construe). Related: Misconstrued; misconstruing …   Etymology dictionary

  • misconstrue — [v] get a wrong or false impression distort, exaggerate, misapprehend, misconceive, misinterpret, misjudge, misread, mistake, mistranslate, misunderstand, pervert, take the wrong way; concept 15 Ant. discern, get, perceive, understand …   New thesaurus

  • misconstrue — ► VERB (misconstrues, misconstrued, misconstruing) ▪ interpret wrongly …   English terms dictionary

  • misconstrue — [mis΄kən stro͞o′] vt. misconstrued, misconstruing to construe wrongly; misinterpret; misunderstand misconstruction [mis΄kənstruk′shən] n …   English World dictionary

  • misconstrue — [[t]mɪ̱skənstru͟ː[/t]] misconstrues, misconstruing, misconstrued VERB If you misconstrue something that has been said or something that happens, you interpret it wrongly. [FORMAL] [V n] An outsider might misconstrue the nature of the relationship …   English dictionary

  • misconstrue — UK [ˌmɪskənˈstruː] / US [ˌmɪskənˈstru] verb [transitive] Word forms misconstrue : present tense I/you/we/they misconstrue he/she/it misconstrues present participle misconstruing past tense misconstrued past participle misconstrued to understand… …   English dictionary

  • misconstrue — /mis keuhn strooh / or, esp. Brit., /mis kon strooh/, v.t., misconstrued, misconstruing. to misunderstand the meaning of; take in a wrong sense; misinterpret. [1350 1400; ME; see MIS 1, CONSTRUE] Syn. misread, misapprehend, misjudge. * * * …   Universalium

  • misconstrue — verb /mɪskənˈstruː/ To interpret erroneously, to understand incorrectly; to misunderstand. See Also: misconstrual, misconstruation …   Wiktionary

  • misconstrue — Synonyms and related words: bias, color, contort, distort, err, garble, get one wrong, get wrong, gloss, judge amiss, misapply, misappreciate, misapprehend, miscalculate, miscite, miscompute, misconceive, misconjecture, misdeem, misdirect,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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