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1. misconstrue

verb. ['mɪskənˈstruː'] interpret in the wrong way.

Synonyms

  • interpret
  • misapprehend
  • see
  • be amiss
  • misinterpret
  • misunderstand
  • construe

Antonyms

  • spiritualize
  • esteem
  • respect
  • exclude

Etymology

  • construe (English)
  • construo (Latin)
  • mis- (English)

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Example sentences of the word misconstrue


1. Verb, base form
In addition, an employer could misconstrue this to mean you did earn the degree.

2. Adjective
Sometimes patients misconstrue blood pooling for a clot, so the doctor may decide the ultrasound isn't necessary.

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