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2022-04-09 13:00 作者: 来源: 本站 浏览: 95 views Make a Comment 字号:

摘要: Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 9, 2022 is: construe • \kun-STROO\  •...

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 9, 2022 is:

construe • \kun-STROO\  • verb

Construe means "to analyze the arrangement and connection of words in a sentence" or "to understand or explain the sense or intention of something in a particular way."

// The teacher asked the students to construe the Greek philosopher's statement.

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Examples:

"So NFTs … feel strange and novel because normal people don't usually construe monetary value in mere references to everyday things, like a cash-register receipt, or computer data." — Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, 4 Feb. 2022

Did you know?

Construe comes from the Latin verb construere, meaning "to construct." There is also misconstrue, meaning "to put a wrong construction (that is, a wrong interpretation) on" or "to misinterpret."



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