verb (used with object), con·strued, con·stru·ing.
verb (used without object), con·strued, con·stru·ing.
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Origin of construe
OTHER WORDS FROM construecon·stru·er, nounun·con·strued, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for construe
When communism was a threat, it was construed as a communist plot.
Arguably under that logic, any action could be construed as “speech.”The Supreme Court Turns the First Amendment Into a Weapon for Corporations|Sally Kohn|July 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This could be construed as a jab at Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who is actively considering both.Forget the White House, Marco Rubio Might Be Lucky Just to Be Reelected|Myra Adams|May 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.P.J. O’Rourke: Who Really Actually Wants This Bill of Rights?|P. J. O’Rourke|April 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's not an insult to farmers (though could be construed as one to Grassley); it's just a gaffe.
In Havana, as throughout Cuba, there is a cigar etiquette, to infringe any of the rules of which is construed as an insult.
Lastly a contract dates from the time of acceptance, and is construed or interpreted by the law of the place where it was made.
More generally, leases of doubtful duration are construed in favor of the tenants.
As the company framed the policy all of its provisions in its favor are strictly construed.
But I never manifested my opinion in a way which can be construed into a crime, or which tended to occasion any disturbance.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott