The correct answer is interpret.
The correct answer is (A) To interpret; to understand; to analyze (sentence, clause); to interpret the meaning (of a statement); to deduce by inference or interpretation; to explain; to infer.
Construe comes from Middle English construen, Latin construere (to put together, build).
Examples of use:
- She construed from his expression that he did not get a raise.
- The recent bombing was construed as a terrorist act.