Meaning of “misconstrue” in the English Dictionary

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"misconstrue" in American English

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misconstrueverb [ T ]

us /ˌmɪs·kənˈstru/ fml

to form a false understanding of the meaning or intention of something that someone does or says:

Johnson complained that his statements were misconstrued.

(Definition of “misconstrue” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)