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  1. interpreted or understood: Degrees from these “diploma mills” are often awarded based on vaguely construed life experience.

  2. arrived at by inference or interpretation: Public interest must necessarily overlap with a correctly construed definition of “national interest.”

  1. arranged or combined syntactically: Her soothing tones and delicate, thoughtfully construed statements only burrowed further and more painfully into his heart.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of construe.

Origin of construed


Other words from construed

  • un·con·strued, adjective

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