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construe
used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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Definition
to interpret (understand) something as have a specific meaning
  • Then her conscience reproached her, and she yearned to say something kind and loving; but she judged that this would be construed into a confession that she had been in the wrong, and discipline forbade that.
    Chapter 3 (63% in)

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