verb (used with object), con·strued, con·stru·ing.
verb (used without object), con·strued, con·stru·ing.
Origin of construe
Related Words for construingtranslate, infer, interpret, define, parse, expound, render, read, explicate, understand, take, decipher, analyze
Examples from the Web for construing
Contemporary Examples of construing
Vivian Lynch felt Whitehead was wrong in construing this as an invasion-of-privacy case.The Stacks: The Judas Priest Teen Suicide Trial
June 28, 2014
Historical Examples of construing
For their construing I have been given what schoolboys call a crib.Another Sheaf
The same caution should be observed in construing the terms of an agreement.The Common Law
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
The next day the Sixth Form, as usual, went into the library to do their construing.Captain Bayley's Heir:
G. A. Henty
He held it open, but the period of construing had evidently passed.The Shadow of Life
Anne Douglas Sedgwick
"Nay, I meant no offence," he said, construing the look correctly.Boscobel: or, the royal oak
William Harrison Ainsworth