小词详解 | misconstrue

小词详解 | misconstrue 误解(某人的言行)
misconstrue 英 [ˌmɪskənˈstru:] 美 [ˌmɪskənˈstru]

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外刊例句

  • To contain Mr Kim, America and its allies should apply pressure that cannot be misconstrued as a declaration of war.
    为了控制金正恩,美国及其盟友应当施加压力,却要避免被误解为宣战。
    ——《经济学人》
  • These results suggest that punctuation can misconstrue or influence the meaning of text messages.
    该结果表明,标点可以使短信的意思被曲解或受到影响。
    ——《每日邮报》

基本释义

[verb] to understand sb's words or actions wrongly
[动词] 误解(某人的言行)

深入解读

construe一词一般译为“解释”、“解读”,常用于表示解释法律条文或对语言做较为深入的分析。加上了mis-的前缀后,即表示对话语、现象、行动作出了错误的解读。如果你误解了朋友的沉默,你可能就会因为他对你的忽视而感到生气。

名人用例

Sometimes in the black culture, being raised as an independent woman is misconstrued as someone who doesn't need a man. I think that's wrong. I think we all need someone.
有时在黑人文化中,成长为一个独立的女性常被误解为不需要男人。我想那是错的。我认为我们都需要某个人。

出自波瑞斯·科乔(Boris Kodjoe),1973年3月8日出生于奥地利维也纳,演员、制片人。代表作有《生化危机5:惩罚》、《未来战警》等。

同近义词

  • misunderstand: to think you have understood someone or something when you have not
  • misread: judge or interpret (a situation or a person's manner or behaviour) incorrectly
  • misinterpret: to form an understanding that is not correct of something that is said or done

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