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Definitions and Synonyms of construe | Another word for construe | What is construe?

Definition 1: make sense of; assign a meaning to - [verb of cognition]

Samples where construe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • What message do you see in this letter?
  • How do you interpret his behavior?

Synonyms for construe in the sense of this definition

(construe is a kind of ...) know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

"She did not understand her husband" "I understand what she means"

(... is a kind of construe ) obtain data from magnetic tapes or other digital sources

"This dictionary can be read by the computer"

(... is a kind of construe ) interpret something that is written or printed

"read the advertisement" "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"

(... is a kind of construe ) interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression

"I read this address as a satire" "How should I take this message?"

(... is a kind of construe ) interpret as an allegory

(... is a kind of construe ) assign a new or different meaning to

(... is a kind of construe ) give a spiritual meaning to; read in a spiritual sense

(... is a kind of construe ) make literal

"literalize metaphors"

(... is a kind of construe ) interpret as a myth or in terms of mythology

"mythicize the ancient stories"

(... is a kind of construe ) read what is implied but not expressed on the surface

(... is a kind of construe ) interpret in the wrong way

"Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism" "She misconstrued my remarks"

(... is a kind of construe ) deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)

"We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"

(construe has a similar meaning as ...) deem to be

"She views this quite differently from me" "I consider her to be shallow" "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"

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