[ verb kuh n-stroo or, esp. British, kon-stroo; noun kon-stroo ]

Antonyms for construed

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By the most liberal interpretation no phrase of his could be construed as a reflection on the stranger.

The word has however been construed “chief spearmen,” and “of the stock of.”

They partake of the imperfect nature of language, and must not be construed in too strict a manner.

I would not only shun every evil, but every appearance of evil, or what might be construed into an appearance.

Lambert gave him the benefit of the doubt and construed him to mean his own.

How this conduct was construed by others, we have briefly hinted at.

Is this advice to be construed in a moral rather than a medical sense?

So, at least, I construed his bow; so I certainly intended my own.

Was it possible that my refusal might be construed into any other than the real cause?

The same stipulation entered into with the United States, is undoubtedly to be construed in the same manner.