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mis·con·strue

 (mĭs′kən-stro͞o′)
tr.v. mis·con·strued, mis·con·stru·ing, mis·con·strues
To mistake the meaning of; misinterpret.
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misconstrue

(ˌmɪskənˈstruː)
vb, -strues, -struing or -strued
(tr) to interpret mistakenly
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mis•con•strue

(ˌmɪs kənˈstru; esp. Brit. mɪsˈkɒn stru)

v.t. -strued, -stru•ing.
to misunderstand the meaning of.
[1350–1400]
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misconstrue


Past participle: misconstrued
Gerund: misconstruing

Imperative
misconstrue
misconstrue
Present
I misconstrue
you misconstrue
he/she/it misconstrues
we misconstrue
you misconstrue
they misconstrue
Preterite
I misconstrued
you misconstrued
he/she/it misconstrued
we misconstrued
you misconstrued
they misconstrued
Present Continuous
I am misconstruing
you are misconstruing
he/she/it is misconstruing
we are misconstruing
you are misconstruing
they are misconstruing
Present Perfect
I have misconstrued
you have misconstrued
he/she/it has misconstrued
we have misconstrued
you have misconstrued
they have misconstrued
Past Continuous
I was misconstruing
you were misconstruing
he/she/it was misconstruing
we were misconstruing
you were misconstruing
they were misconstruing
Past Perfect
I had misconstrued
you had misconstrued
he/she/it had misconstrued
we had misconstrued
you had misconstrued
they had misconstrued
Future
I will misconstrue
you will misconstrue
he/she/it will misconstrue
we will misconstrue
you will misconstrue
they will misconstrue
Future Perfect
I will have misconstrued
you will have misconstrued
he/she/it will have misconstrued
we will have misconstrued
you will have misconstrued
they will have misconstrued
Future Continuous
I will be misconstruing
you will be misconstruing
he/she/it will be misconstruing
we will be misconstruing
you will be misconstruing
they will be misconstruing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been misconstruing
you have been misconstruing
he/she/it has been misconstruing
we have been misconstruing
you have been misconstruing
they have been misconstruing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been misconstruing
you will have been misconstruing
he/she/it will have been misconstruing
we will have been misconstruing
you will have been misconstruing
they will have been misconstruing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been misconstruing
you had been misconstruing
he/she/it had been misconstruing
we had been misconstruing
you had been misconstruing
they had been misconstruing
Conditional
I would misconstrue
you would misconstrue
he/she/it would misconstrue
we would misconstrue
you would misconstrue
they would misconstrue
Past Conditional
I would have misconstrued
you would have misconstrued
he/she/it would have misconstrued
we would have misconstrued
you would have misconstrued
they would have misconstrued
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.misconstrue - interpret in the wrong waymisconstrue - interpret in the wrong way; "Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism"; "She misconstrued my remarks"
construe, interpret, see - make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?"
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misconstrue

verb misinterpret, misunderstand, misjudge, misread, mistake, misapprehend, get a false impression of, misconceive, mistranslate, get your lines crossed about, make a wrong interpretation of An outsider might misconstrue the nature of the relationship.
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misconstrue

verb
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Translations
يُفَسِّر تَفْسيراً خاطِئا
nepochopitšpatně si vyložit
misforstå
félremagyaráz
neteisingai aiškintineteisingai suprasti
parprast, nepareizi iztulkot
nesprávne interpretovať

misconstrue

[ˌmɪskənˈstruː] VTinterpretar mal, malinterpretar
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misconstrue

[ˌmɪskənˈstruː] vtmal interpréter
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misconstrue

vtmissverstehen, missdeuten, falsch auslegen; you have misconstrued my meaningSie haben mich falsch verstanden; to misconstrue something as somethingetw irrtümlicherweise für etw halten
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misconstrue

[ˌmɪskənˈstruː] vtinterpretare male
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

misconstrue

(ˌmiskənˈstruː) verb
(formal) to misunderstand; to interpret wrongly. That's not what she meant, her statement was misconstrued.
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References in classic literature ?
I used to fly into passions or melt into tears at first, but seeing that his delight increased in proportion to my anger and agitation, I have since endeavoured to suppress my feelings and receive his revelations in the silence of calm contempt; but still he reads the inward struggle in my face, and misconstrues my bitterness of soul for his unworthiness into the pangs of wounded jealousy; and when he has sufficiently diverted himself with that, or fears my displeasure will become too serious for his comfort, he tries to kiss and soothe me into smiles again - never were his caresses so little welcome as then!
If it be asked what is to be the consequence, in case the Congress shall misconstrue this part of the Constitution, and exercise powers not warranted by its true meaning, I answer, the same as if they should misconstrue or enlarge any other power vested in them; as if the general power had been reduced to particulars, and any one of these were to be violated; the same, in short, as if the State legislatures should violate the irrespective constitutional authorities.
Still, when I reached my chamber, I felt a pang at the idea she should even temporarily misconstrue what she had seen.
She leant back while the more earnest members of the club began to misconstrue her.
Let that poor hand of hers lie gently on your hearts; for there may be something in its healing touch akin to that of the Great Master whose precepts you misconstrue, whose lessons you pervert, of whose charity and sympathy with all the world, not one among you in his daily practice knows as much as many of the worst among those fallen sinners, to whom you are liberal in nothing but the preachment of perdition!