American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To mistake the meaning of; misinterpret.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To construe or interpret erroneously; take in a wrong sense; misjudge; misunderstand.
- Synonyms See construe and translate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To construe wrongly; to interpret erroneously.
- v. interpret in the wrong way
- mis- + construe (Wiktionary)
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“The one character who is always to be counted on for commentary, like the fool in "King Lear," White House Press Secretary Tony Snow hit the nail squarely on the head when he suggested that critics of this administration's attempt to circumnavigate international law by way of new legislation merely "misconstrue" their government's "intent" which is to "define the Geneva Conventions" ban on cruel and inhumane treatment, and not to undermine it. ”
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