Misconstrue vs Conflate - What's the difference?

misconstrue | conflate |


As verbs the difference between misconstrue and conflate

is that misconstrue is to interpret erroneously, to understand incorrectly; to misunderstand while conflate is to bring (things) together and fuse (them) into a single entity.

As an adjective conflate is

(biblical criticism) combining elements from multiple versions of the same text.

As a noun conflate is

(biblical criticism) a conflate text, one which conflates multiple version of a text together.

misconstrue

English

Verb

(misconstru)
  • To interpret erroneously, to understand incorrectly; to misunderstand.
  • * 1975': ...,furthermore, I hope my meaning won’t be lost or '''misconstrued ,... - Paul Simon, ''50 Ways to Leave Your Lover'' from the album ''Still Crazy after All These Years .
  • Anagrams

    *

    conflate

    English

    Verb

    (conflat)
  • To bring (things) together and fuse (them) into a single entity.
  • To mix together different elements.
  • To fail to properly distinguish or keep separate (things); to treat (them) as equivalent.
  • Synonyms

    * (to bring together) fuse, meld * (mix together) mix, blend, coalesce, commingle, flux, immix, merge

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (biblical criticism) Combining elements from multiple versions of the same text.
  • * 1999 , Emanuel Tov, The Greek and Hebrew Bible: Collected Essays on the Septuagint :
  • Why the redactor created this conflate version, despite its inconsistencies, is a matter of conjecture.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (biblical criticism) A conflate text, one which conflates multiple version of a text together.
  • References

    Anagrams

    * ----