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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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The Court considers it unreasonable to construe the term "Act of Congress" in the [MFA] as Congress' intent to permit state law to preempt implemented, non-self-executing treaty provisions, but not to preempt self-executing treaty provisions.
It is not clear that DeLeon regretted his departure, yet Bender construes it as evidence that professionalization brought about "a narrowing in the spectrum of legitimate social analysis," even as he also acknowledges that professionalization on Seligman's terms "moved the general discussion of economics to the left.
The district court granted Sea Ray summary judgment, holding that (1) as a result of the plan's broad grant of discretion to the administrator to interpret and construe the plan, its determination that partial termination had not occurred was subject to an "arbitrary and capricious" review standard, (2) the layoffs were not at a level generally considered to constitute a partial termination and (3) the administrator's determination was not arbitrary or capricious.
Lease [paragraph] 13] is so broad, for the court to construe the clause to permit extensive work except where the Hotel must be closed to customers, would constitute a re-writing of the contract by the court.
The Supreme Court has held that a denial of benefits under an Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 plan is to be reviewed under a nondeferential de novo standard, unless the plan gives the administrator or fiduciary discretionary authority to determine eligibility for benefits or to construe the plan's terms (Firestone Tire and Rubber Co.
In light of the relatively sparse legislative history that bears on the issue before us, we must construe what we can to form a proper perspective and provide a definitive answer to this anomalous situation.