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construe

v. to determine the meaning of the words of a written document, statute or legal decision, based upon rules of legal interpretation as well as normal meanings.

construe

(Comprehend), verb accipere, analyze, apprehend, ascertain the meaning of, assimilate, be aware of, be given to understand, cognize, conceive of, conclude, connlude from evidence, consignify, decipher, decode, deduce, deduce by interpretation, deduce the meaning of, deduct, derive by reasoning, determine, determine exactly, discern, disentangle, divine, draw an inference, draw as an implicaaion, explain, fathom, figure out, find out the meaning of, form an opinion, gather, glean, grasp mentally, grow aware, infer, interpret, judge, ken, make deductions, master, opine, perceive, ratiocinate, realize, reason, represent, see through, seize, show the meaning of, solve, take one's meaning, understand by, understand the meaning of

construe

(Translate), verb analyze, assign a meaning to, characterize, characterize precisely, clarify, clear up, connote, convey, decipher, decode, define, delineate, demonstrate, denote, depict, describe, disclose, elucidate, enlighten, enunciate, explain, explicate, exposit, expound, express, give explanation to, give sense to, illuminate, illustrate, indicate, inform, interpret, interpretari, literalize, make intelligible, of, outline, paraphrase, put a meaning on, put an interpretation, put in other words, render, renner intelligible, rephrase, restate, retranslate, reveal, signify, transfuse the sense, unfold, unravel
Associated concepts: construe the law
See also: characterize, clarify, deduce, deduct, define, depict, derive, elucidate, expound, infer, interpret, rationalize, render
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Because here the Convention, an implemented treaty, rather than the Convention Act, supersedes state law, the [MFA's] provision that 'no Act of Congress' shall be construed to supersede state law regulating the business of insurance is inapplicable.
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The trial court construed adequate education as that which would enable city students to compete for jobs with their counterparts statewide.
39, which states, "A reference to God in the Pledge of Allegiance or on United States currency shall not be construed as affecting the establishment of religion under the first article of this Constitution.
Little Man" may be construed intertextually with "Songs for My Father," an earlier, much longer poem that traces the stormy relationship the poet has had with his own father.
Should absolutist states be construed as the redeployment of feudalism at a higher level, or did royal office-holders and bureaucratic agents serve the social interests of townspeople as well as nobles?
From this it is construed that because woman ("Cindy Sherman") is distinguished only by her lack, she can only abhor herself.
Language like: "Nothing in this policy shall be construed as a guarantee of employment or a promise of continued employment," has been found effective.
various types of headaches, low-back pain, high blood pressure, uncontrolled seizures) can also be construed as a particular rehabilitation modality aimed at assisting clients physically adjust to community living.
The mining projects in Bolivia described in this release, and related evaluations, or in our other disclosures, should not be construed by any means as an indication of the present or future value of the Company or its common stock.
if an ambiguity exists, it must be construed against the insurer.