Definition of Construe

1. Verb. Make sense of; assign a meaning to. "Sam and Sue construe the movie "; "How do you interpret his behavior?"




Definition of Construe

1. v. t. To apply the rules of syntax to (a sentence or clause) so as to exhibit the structure, arrangement, or connection of, or to discover the sense; to explain the construction of; to interpret; to translate.

Definition of Construe

1. Noun. A translation. ¹

2. Noun. An interpretation. ¹

3. Verb. To interpret or explain the meaning of something. ¹

4. Verb. (grammar) To analyze the grammatical structure of a clause or sentence. ¹

5. Verb. To translate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Construe

1. to interpret [v -STRUED, -STRUING, -STRUES] - See also: interpret

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Literary usage of Construe

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1. A Treatise on the American Law of Administration by John Gabriel Woerner (1899)
"Power to construe Wills. — The jurisdiction of probate courts over the estates of deceased persons necessarily includes the power in the first instance to ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"... were to construe it otherwise it would be quite beside the usual understanding of the mercantile world and the intention of these parties. The King v. ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1911)
"... and, as the original lease ran for only two years, it would be unreasonable to construe the parol agreement as extending the lease for five- years more. ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"Where there Is such a written proposal It IB the duty of the court at the request of either party to construe It, and in doing so the admitted facts ..."

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