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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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These incomplete and compressed observations are meant to provide a liturgically centered construal of what ought to count, for Catholics, as a canon token that can properly be called verbum Domini, and be so treated.
Stereotypical views are then partial construals of the world.
1) One construal of the expression would be that a "libertarian society" is one in which everyone accepts the libertarian idea, and also lives in accordance with it.
Verhagen develops the argument to further distinguish sentential uses of negation from morphological ones, and explain the differences in the construals prompted by utterances such as It's is not possible, It is impossible and It is not impossible.
The construals of Caesar do not end with his death, however, for Caesar's legacy is interpreted according to the same processes as the living Caesar was.
If interpreters as practiced and sophisticated as Supreme Court Justices could come to such different interpretations or construals of the purpose behind the impugned legislation, the Canada Health Act, and more generally the purpose behind Canadian health policy, it seems unreasonable simply to suppose that as a matter of interpretation one side got it right and the other side got it wrong.
These are the speaker- and audience-centered construals of "social
It then compares the interpretation of Augustine's doctrine of the church in works by four fourteenth- or fifteenth-century theologians with that of sixteenth-century Roman Catholic (Johann Eck and Georg Witzel) and Calvinist (John Calvin and Theodore Beza) construals of the Father's ecclesiology.
Observe, first, that, since the relationship between a type and a subtype is that of schematicity, the conceptions of a type and of a subtype provide grounds for alternate construals of any instance of a (sub)type located lower in the hierarchy which differ from one another in the precision of specification of the profiled instance.
The automatic, preconscious construals that are the effective instigators of such emotions are made so automatically and rapidly as to preclude the deliberative, sequential, analytical thinking that is characteristic of the rational system.
As we will discuss later, Christian understandings of such construal processes involve a commitment to what might be called a "correspondence" approach, which posits that the best (most functional or adaptive of) such construals are those that correspond to the objective truth about ourselves (that truth being God's true knowledge of us).
Eakin correctly distinguishes between the inner-Jewish polemics of the scriptural authors and the subsequent anti-Jewish construals of their words by later Gentile Christians, although he stresses the latter.