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
Vivian Lynch felt Whitehead was wrong in construing this as an invasion-of-privacy case.
Carter was construing, and had made a most preposterous howler, it does not matter what.The Loom of Youth|Alec Waugh
Not for the construing boy is the plea, dear to Biblical critics, that "the wider divergence is the higher unity."Seeing and Hearing|George W. E. Russell
Then construing the stranger's silence as an order, the apprentice left him alone in the closet.The Magic Skin|Honore de Balzac