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CONSTRUE

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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 


CONSTRUE (verb)


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Meaning:

Make sense of; assign a meaning to

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

construe; interpret; see

Context examples:

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"):

be amiss; misapprehend; misconceive; misconstrue; misinterpret; misunderstand (interpret in the wrong way)

read; scan (obtain data from magnetic tapes)

read (interpret something that is written or printed)

read; take (interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression)

allegorise; allegorize (interpret as an allegory)

reinterpret (assign a new or different meaning to)

spiritualise; spiritualize (give a spiritual meaning to; read in a spiritual sense)

literalise; literalize (make literal)

mythicise; mythicize (interpret as a myth or in terms of mythology)

read between the lines (read what is implied but not expressed on the surface)

draw out; educe; elicit; evoke; extract (deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Also:

construe with (go or occur together)


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