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English verb: misconstrue

1. misconstrue (cognition) interpret in the wrong way

SamplesDon't misinterpret my comments as criticism.
She misconstrued my remarks.

Synonymsbe amiss, misapprehend, misconceive, misinterpret, misunderstand

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)construe, interpret, see

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