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misconstrue

verb [T] uk   /ˌmɪs.kənˈstruː/ formal us  
to form a false understanding of the meaning or intention of something that someone does or says: She said Harris had misconstrued her comments. Their caution was misconstrued as cowardice.
Translations of “misconstrue”
in Spanish interpretar mal, malinterpretar…
in French mal interpréter…
in German mißverstehen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 誤解…的意思(或意圖)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 误解…的意思(或意图)…
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