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 construing
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