verb (used with object), con·strued, con·stru·ing.
verb (used without object), con·strued, con·stru·ing.
Origin of construe
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
British Dictionary definitions for construing
verb -strues, -struing or -strued (mainly tr)
Word Origin for construe
Word Origin and History for construing
late 14c., from Late Latin construere "to relate grammatically," in classical Latin "to build up, pile together" (see construction); also see construct (v.), which is a later acquisition of the same word. Related: Construed; construing; construal.