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English verb: construe

1. construe (cognition) make sense of; assign a meaning to


SamplesWhat message do you see in this letter?.
How do you interpret his behavior?.


Synonymsinterpret, see


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)understand


Narrower (hyponym)allegorise, allegorize, be amiss, draw out, educe, elicit, evoke, extract, literalise, literalize, misapprehend, misconceive, misconstrue, misinterpret, misunderstand, mythicise, mythicize, read, read, read, read between the lines, reinterpret, scan, spiritualise, spiritualize, take


Verb groupconsider, reckon, regard, see, view









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