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misconstrue

mis·con·strue

misconstrue

pronunciation:
mIs kn stru
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: misconstrued, misconstrues, misconstruing
definition: to fail to correctly understand the meaning of; misinterpret.
Please don't misconstrue my actions.
synonyms:
misapprehend, misinterpret, misread, mistake, misunderstand
similar words:
distort, garble, misconceive, misjudge, pervert, twist