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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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Caesar may be aware of his follower's interpretive abilities, and Antony will emerge as the most adept construer in the play.
287) The former canon instructed the construer to read the claims in light of the specification, while the latter cautioned the construer against reading limitations from the specification into the claims.
2001) (collecting six district court opinions following this reasoning, and explaining that "while the Federal Circuit has often stated that the indefiniteness inquiry is 'drawn from' the district court's role as a construer of patent claims, [it] has not expressly held that these inquiries are one and the same, nor that the indefiniteness inquiry can not involve underlying questions of fact" (citation omitted)).
The Parisian's idea of a little joke is distinctly not Conrad's; his "moral satirical idea" is nothing less than a "study," through his superficial construers, of "the special righteousness" of purely aesthetic judgements on and constructions of humankind.