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Definition of misconstrue verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    misconstrue

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˌmɪskənˈstru//
     
    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