verb (used with object), con·strued, con·stru·ing.
verb (used without object), con·strued, con·stru·ing.
Origin of construe
Related Words for construetranslate, infer, interpret, define, parse, expound, render, read, explicate, understand, take, decipher, analyze
Examples from the Web for construe
Historical Examples of construe
But you must not, my dearest friend, construe common gratitude into love.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
And even if he had, we must not construe any trifling peculiarity into madness.Barnaby Rudge
But however you construe the hierograph, the door must be demolished before you get out.The Paliser case
There—I believe I can construe that passage as well as Porson.Letters of Edward FitzGerald
She has been used to her father's abstraction, and does not construe it into any slight.Floyd Grandon's Honor
Amanda Minnie Douglas