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Dictionary entry overview: What does construe mean?
• CONSTRUE (verb)
The verb CONSTRUE has 1 sense:
1. make sense of; assign a meaning to
Familiarity information: CONSTRUE used as a verb is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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Make sense of; assign a meaning to
Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
What message do you see in this letter? / How do you interpret his behavior?
Hypernyms (to "construe" is one way to...):
understand (know and comprehend the nature or meaning of)
Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "construe"):
read (interpret something that is written or printed)
reinterpret (assign a new or different meaning to)
read between the lines (read what is implied but not expressed on the surface)
Somebody ----s something
construe with (go or occur together)
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