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Definition of misconstrue verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    misconstrue something (as something) (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they misconstrue
    he / she / it misconstrues
    past simple misconstrued
    -ing form misconstruing
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  1. 1to understand someone's words or actions wrongly synonym misinterpret
  2. 2 He deliberately misconstrued everything I said. It is easy to misconstrue confidence as arrogance.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: misconstrue