verb (used with object), con·strued, con·stru·ing.
verb (used without object), con·strued, con·stru·ing.
Words nearby construe
Origin of construe
OTHER WORDS FROM construecon·stru·er, nounun·con·strued, adjective
Examples from the Web for construed
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.
Prince Arthur's keen eye discerned that this might be so construed as to convey no advantage to Government.
Boston construed herself to the poetic Raggles in an erratic and singular way.The Trimmed Lamp|O. Henry
It was composed of representative men thoroughly alive to what they construed as the best interests of the State.
Being called on by the master, he read and construed the tenth Ode of the first Book very regularly.Books and Authors|Anonymous
This act was construed to be an insult to the flag, and to portend treason and rebellion.The Life of John Taylor|B. H. Roberts