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misconstrue

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmisconstruemis‧con‧strue /ˌmɪskənˈstruː/ verb [transitive] formal  UNDERSTANDto misunderstand something that someone has said or done syn misinterpret His behaviour could easily be misconstrued.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
misconstrueI wouldn't want it to be misconstrued.Perversely, the sight set me to wondering if I had written anything that could be misconstrued.The inherited mythology is garbled, and its guiding value lost or misconstrued.But he insisted that some of his official acts have been deliberately misconstrued and deeply misunderstood.It couldn t possibly be misconstrued as a cry for help.You had a preconceived notion that our neighborhood had problems with diversity and therefore misconstrued comments to fit an agenda.They knew, from day one, the possibility of causing offence and that their case would be misconstrued in the media.When your overtures are misconstrued, the prudent course is sometimes to apologise and withdraw.
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Verb table
misconstrue
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymisconstrue
he, she, itmisconstrues
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymisconstrued
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave misconstrued
he, she, ithas misconstrued
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad misconstrued
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill misconstrue
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have misconstrued
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam misconstruing
he, she, itis misconstruing
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you, we, theyare misconstruing
Past
I, he, she, itwas misconstruing
you, we, theywere misconstruing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been misconstruing
he, she, ithas been misconstruing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been misconstruing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be misconstruing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been misconstruing
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