interpreted or understood: Degrees from these “diploma mills” are often awarded based on vaguely construed life experience.
arrived at by inference or interpretation: Public interest must necessarily overlap with a correctly construed definition of “national interest.”
arranged or combined syntactically: Her soothing tones and delicate, thoughtfully construed statements only burrowed further and more painfully into his heart.
the simple past tense and past participle of construe.
- un·con·strued, adjective
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How to use construed in a sentence
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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE 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.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
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