how to pronounce construe


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The above transcription of construe is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

construe is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of construe in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… they began to construe the term quote …”

meanings of construe


  1. To interpret or explain the meaning of something.
  2. To admit of grammatical analysis.
  3. To analyze the grammatical structure of a clause or sentence; to parse.
  4. To infer.
  5. To translate.


  1. An interpretation.
  2. A translation.

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