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misconstrue (v.)

late 14c., "interpret erroneously, to put a wrong construction on" (words or deeds), from mis- (1) "badly, wrongly" + construe. Related: Misconstrued; misconstruing.

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Definitions of misconstrue from WordNet

misconstrue (v.)
interpret in the wrong way;
She misconstrued my remarks
From wordnet.princeton.edu