Synonyms of 'construe'
He may construe your approach as a hostile act.
Only a small number of his books have been translated into English.
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He explained the process to us in simple terms.
If you interpret something in a particular way, you decide that this is its meaning or significance.
The speech might be interpreted as a coded message.
Thesaurus for construe from the Collins English Thesaurus
If something is construed in a particular way, its nature or meaning is interpreted in that way.