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1. construe

verb. ['kənˈstruː'] make sense of; assign a meaning to.

Synonyms

  • reckon
  • spiritualize
  • regard
  • misunderstand
  • literalize
  • misconstrue
  • allegorize
  • allegorise
  • misapprehend
  • elicit
  • be amiss
  • view
  • literalise
  • mythicise
  • spiritualise
  • educe
  • scan
  • mythicize
  • reinterpret
  • evoke
  • read between the lines
  • extract
  • misconceive
  • interpret
  • see
  • consider
  • misinterpret
  • read
  • take
  • draw out

Antonyms

  • spiritualize
  • disbelieve
  • divide
  • multiply

Etymology

  • construo (Latin)

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How do you pronounce construe?

Pronounce construe as kənˈstru.

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Example sentences of the word construe


1. Adjective
People usually *construe* price as value and worth.

2. Verb, base form
Be cognizant of how the family might construe your words.

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