verb (used with object), mis·con·strued, mis·con·stru·ing.
Examples from the Web for misconstrue
Surely, an unreconstructed snob could misconstrue much more.
"After the Mark Sanford thing, I didn't want anybody to misconstrue [my vacation]," Flake said.
He might misconstrue my motive—oh, you understand, don't you?The Pride of Palomar|Peter B. Kyne
I did not think for a second how you might misconstrue my behaviour, although––although I could see it all afterwards.The Spoilers of the Valley|Robert Watson
There might be something more terrible than the defeat: to misconstrue or to forget its causes.History of the Commune of 1871|P. Lissagary
If they misconstrued Mary's motive, let us beware lest we misconstrue theirs.The Quiver, 2/1900|Various
And this fact, with his personal enthusiasm for certain Greek plays, leads the reader of the Aesthetik to misconstrue him.Oxford Lectures on Poetry|Andrew Cecil Bradley