Verb(both transitive and instransitive)
: to analyze the connection and arrangement of words(in a sentence or sentence part)
: to understand or explain the sense in a particular way or by a certain set of circumstances.
1) The way the court construes various words has changed over time.
2) She construed my actions as hostile.
Middle English, from Late Latin construere, from Latin, which means 'construct'.
clarify, clear, explain, demonstrate, expound, explicate.
obscure, confound, confuse.