misconstrue

misconstrue [ mis-KON-stroo or, mis-kuh’ n-STROO ]
 transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 to not understand the true meaning; to misinterpret
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 Pakistan should not misconstrue India's civilized response to the Mumbai terror attacks as a sign of weakness.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 People should not misconstrue this as the price to be paid for speaking out within the Pentagon, Morrell said.

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