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Word Meanings - MISCONSTRUCT - Book Publishers vocabulary database

To construct wrongly; to construe or interpret erroneously.

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    together, to construct; con- + struere to pile up, set in order. See 1. To put together the constituent parts of in their proper place and order; to build; to form; to make; as, to construct an edlifice. 2. To devise; to invent; to set in order;
    Admitting of interpretation; capable of being interpreted or explained.
    In a constructive manner; by construction or inference. A neutral must have notice of a blockade, either actually by a formal information, or constructively by notice to his government. Kent.
    By interpretation. Ray.
    1. Having ability to construct or form; employed in construction; as, to exhibit constructive power. The constructive fingers of Watts. Emerson. 2. Derived from, or depending on, construction or interpretation; not directly expressed, but inferred.
    The arrangement and connection of words in a sentence; syntactical arrangement. Some particles . . . in certain constructions have the sense of a whole sentence contained in them. Locke. 4. The method of construing, interpreting, or explaining a
    One who puts a certain construction upon some writing or instrument, as the Constitutions of the United States; as, a strict constructionist; a broad constructionist.
    1. Designed or fitted to interpret; explanatory. "Interpretative lexicography." Johnson. 2. According to interpretation; constructive. An interpretative siding with heresies. Hammond.
    Pertaining to, or deduced from, construction or interpretation.
    A constructer.
    The faculty which enables one to construct, as in mechanical, artistic, or literary matters. (more info) 1. Tendency or ability to form or construct.
    1. To apply the rules of syntax to so as to exhibit the structure, arrangement, or connection of, or to discover the sense; to explain the construction of; to interpret; to translate. 2. To put a construction upon; to explain the sense
    Interpretation. Milton.
    In a wrong manner; unjustly; erroneously; wrong; amiss; as, he judges wrongly of my motives. "And yet wouldst wrongly win." Shak.
    interpretatus, fr. interpre interpeter, agent, negotiator; inter 1. To explain or tell the meaning of; to expound; to translate orally into intelligible or familiar language or terms; to decipher; to define; -- applied esp. to language, but also
    One who or that which interprets, explains, or expounds; a translator; especially, a person who translates orally between two parties. We think most men's actions to be the interpreters of their thoughts. Locke.
    An artist's way of expressing his thought or embodying his conception of nature. (more info) 1. The act of interpreting; explanation of what is obscure; translation; version; construction; as, the interpretation of a foreign language, of a dream,
    That which is constructed or formed; an edifice; a fabric.
    One who, or that which, constructs or frames.
    Capable of being misinterpreted; liable to be misunderstood.
    One who misconstrues.
    To construct again; to rebuild; to remodel; to form again or anew. Regiments had been dissolved and reconstructed. Macaulay.
    One who interprets erroneously.
    Erroneous construction; wrong interpretation. Bp. Stillingfleet.
    To construct wrongly; to construe or interpret erroneously.
    The act or process of reorganizing the governments of the States which had passed ordinances of secession, and of re√ęstablishing their constitutional relations to the national government, after the close of the Civil War. (more info) 1. The act
    To interpret erroneously; to understand or to explain in a wrong sense.


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