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misconstrue

[mis-kuh n-stroo or, esp. British, mis-kon-stroo] /ˌmɪs kənˈstru or, esp. British, mɪsˈkɒn stru/
verb (used with object), misconstrued, misconstruing.
1.
to misunderstand the meaning of; take in a wrong sense; misinterpret.
Origin of misconstrue
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see mis-1, construe
Synonyms
misread, misapprehend, misjudge.
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misconstrue

/ˌmɪskənˈstruː/
verb -strues, -struing, -strued
1.
(transitive) to interpret mistakenly
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v.

late 14c., "to put a wrong construction on" (words or deeds), from mis- (1) + construe. Related: Misconstrued; misconstruing.

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