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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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Construal level theory provides a theoretical framework to understand how people consider objects and events that are removed from their direct experience (Lee, Deng, Unnava, & Fujita, 2014, p.
Based on construal level theory, the finding hinted that bilinguals were likely to adopt concrete low-level construals through rich, direct, detailed context when thinking about undocumented immigration issues, while non-bilinguals adopted high-level construals with general decontext mental presentations.
2016), "The effect of self construal on the intention to bid on an online group-buying auction", Computers in Human Behavior, Vol.
Given that psychologists have shown that construal levels can vastly impact outcomes such as self-esteem and goal pursuit, it is crucial to recognise the role that digitisation of information might be having on this important aspect of cognition, said Geoff Kaufman from Dartmouth College.
According to CLT (Trope & Liberman, 2003), a voter should prefer to construe party-related information from the preference-consistent party (versus the preference-inconsistent party) in lower-level construals because of the nearer social distance.
37), "the loss of control [here] counts as an infringement of the sphere of potency, thus opening the way for a dative construal.
The central tenet of CLT is to systematically link construal levels to distinct dimensions of psychological distance and examine how distance moderates the influence of different construals on evaluation, judgment, and prediction.
Stereotypical views are then partial construals of the world.
For instance, concrete construals of events emphasize the events' immediacy, making it seem like the event is occurring close in time.
Christian emotion-virtues are concern-based construals of reality.
Linguistic utterances are seen as meaningful not only by virtue of prompting appropriate categorizations, but also as tools in managing construals across different discourse participants.