Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To mistake the meaning of; misinterpret.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To construe or interpret erroneously; take in a wrong sense; misjudge; misunderstand.
  • Synonyms See construe and translate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To construe wrongly; to interpret erroneously.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To interpret erroneously, to understand incorrectly; to misunderstand.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb interpret in the wrong way

Etymologies

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mis- +‎ construe

Examples

  • But don't let the philosophically-alluding title misconstrue your perceptions of what

    Gaming Nexus

  • But don't let the philosophically-alluding title misconstrue your perceptions of what

    Gaming Nexus

  • But don't let the philosophically-alluding title misconstrue your perceptions of what

    Gaming Nexus

  • But don't let the philosophically-alluding title misconstrue your perceptions of what

    Gaming Nexus

  • From what I've seen the press have been careful not to 'misconstrue' his remarks surprise surprise but in this case I can see how skewered his mentality is.

    The Ultra-Moonbat Strikes Again

  • Mr Purcell said it would be difficult to see how someone could "misconstrue" the Northampton firm for a major film company making multi-million pound spy movies.

    BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition

  • The company's management has long argued that the relationship between ASP and gross margin is tenuous at best and we were cautioned a half dozen times not to "misconstrue" last week's results and declining ASPs.

    Minyanville

  • The company's management has long argued that the relationship between ASP and gross margin is tenuous at best and we were cautioned a half dozen times not to "misconstrue" last week's results and declining ASPs.

    Minyanville

  • Yes, I think "misconstrue" is the correct word - for everything in your response.

    Think Progress

  • He added that he also saw the column as an opportunity to combat peoples 'tendency to "misconstrue" his words: "I feel like when I'm the only one writing, it's not like' Telephone '...

    <i>Page Six Magazine</i>'s Liam McMullan On New Column: 'It's Going to Be More About What I See Than What I Do'

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