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construe

verb uk   us   /kənˈstruː/ formal
construe sth as sth to understand the meaning, especially of other people's actions and statements, in a particular way: Any change in plan would be construed as indecision.
Translations of “construe”
in Russian истолковывать…
in Turkish anlam vermek, yorumlamak, kendince farklı anlamak…
in Polish odbierać…
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