Search Result for "misconstrue":
Wordnet 3.0

VERB (1)

1. interpret in the wrong way;
- Example: "Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism"
- Example: "She misconstrued my remarks"
[syn: misconstrue, misinterpret, misconceive, misunderstand, misapprehend, be amiss]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Misconstrue \Mis*con"strue\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Misconstrued; p. pr. & vb. n. Misconstruing.] To construe wrongly; to interpret erroneously. [1913 Webster] Do not, great sir, misconstrue his intent. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Much afflicted to find his actions misconstrued. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

48 Moby Thesaurus words for "misconstrue": bias, color, contort, distort, err, garble, get one wrong, get wrong, gloss, judge amiss, misapply, misappreciate, misapprehend, miscalculate, miscite, miscompute, misconceive, misconjecture, misdeem, misdirect, misesteem, misestimate, misevaluate, misexplain, misexplicate, misexpound, misinterpret, misjudge, misquote, misread, misreckon, misrender, misrepresent, mistake, misthink, mistranslate, misunderstand, misuse, misvalue, pervert, slant, squeeze, strain, strain the sense, torture, twist the words, varnish, wrench

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