Construe

Definition of Construe

Con`strue
v. t.1.To apply the rules of syntax to (a sentence or clause) so as to exhibit the structure, arrangement, or connection of, or to discover the sense; to explain the construction of; to interpret; to translate.
[imp. & p. p. Construed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Construing .]
2.To put a construction upon; to explain the sense or intention of; to interpret; to understand.
Thus we are put to construe and paraphrase our own words to free ourselves either from the ignorance or malice of our enemies.
- Bp. Stilingfleet.
And to be dull was construed to be good.
- Pope.

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English, define, describe, diagnose, explicate, expound, read, read into, spell out, take, take it that, take to mean, transcribe, translate, transliterate, turn into, understand, understand by
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