misconstrue, misinterpret, misconceive, misunderstand, misapprehend, be_amiss
Meaning: interpret in the wrong way; "Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism"; "She misconstrued my remarks"
She might think--she might misunderstand.
I say this, because I don't want you to misunderstand the situation.
And Lucy said, How was it possible to misunderstand him, to misunderstand any one so transparently good, so evidently kind?
And they defend themselves by the opinion of Socrates, of Cato, of Plato, and of St. Clement; but, as you say, they misunderstand the opinions of these thinkers.
Finally, for the sake of those to whom nothing can be stated so well but that they misunderstand and distort it, we must add a word, in case they can understand even that.