construe Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “construe” in the English Dictionary

"construe" in British English

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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 ​changes to the ​plan would be construed as ​indecision.
(Definition of construe from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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construeverb [T]

 us   /kənˈstru/
to ​understand the ​meaning of something in a ​particular way: That ​comment could be construed in either of two ​ways.
(Definition of construe from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “construe”
in Turkish anlam vermek, yorumlamak, kendince farklı anlamak…
in Russian истолковывать…
in Polish odbierać…
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