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Synonyms of 'construe'

(verb) 
Definition
to interpret the meaning of (something)
He may construe your approach as a hostile act.
Synonyms
interpret
The speech might be interpreted as a coded message.
,
take
Students may take European and American history.
,
read
Now how do you read his remarks on that subject?
,
explain
He explained the process to us in simple terms.
(verb) 
Definition
to analyse the grammatical structure of (a sentence)
Synonyms
parse
,
(verb) 
Definition
to translate literally
(old-fashioned) 
Synonyms
translate
Only a small number of his books have been translated into English.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of explain
Definition
to make something easily understandable, esp. by giving a clear and detailed account of it
He explained the process to us in simple terms.
Synonyms
make clear or plain,
clear up,
put into words,
throw light on,
explicate (formal),
give the details of
in the sense of read
Definition
to interpret (signs, characters, etc.) other than by visual means
Now how do you read his remarks on that subject?
Synonyms
make sense of,
throw light on,
explicate (formal)
in the sense of take
Definition
to work at or study
Students may take European and American history.
Synonyms
be taught,
do (informal),
read (British),
work at,
read up on,
have lessons in

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