verb (used with object), con·strued, con·stru·ing.
verb (used without object), con·strued, con·stru·ing.
Origin of construe
Related Words for construestranslate, infer, interpret, define, parse, expound, render, read, explicate, understand, take, decipher, analyze
Examples from the Web for construes
Contemporary Examples of construes
That Campfield construes gayness to be a dangerous act may be rooted in his faulty understanding of HIV and AIDS.‘Don’t Say Gay’ Is Back: 5 Things to Know About the Tennessee Bill
January 31, 2013
Historical Examples of construes
No thought on our part connects and construes the low, gentle voices.The Caxtons, Complete
He construes the give and take of the debate-game with extreme rigour.
Dodge, too, takes cognisance of an impulse and construes a motive.The Sunset Trail
Alfred Henry Lewis
The two pounds he construes to be the reason and understanding.Commentary on Genesis, Vol. I
He construes treaties and asserts the rights of our government and our citizens under them.Ethics in Service
William Howard Taft