Adjective "construed" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Interpret (a word or action) in a particular way.
  1. 'The advertisements correspond very well with the government's overall intent and I can't see how it could be construed as misleading in any way.'
  2. 'He thought that if the words were construed as including the specific needs of a disabled child it would be necessary in every such case to determine what that child's specific needs were.'
  3. 'High Court strictures cannot be construed as a ban on demonstrations and rallies rather they are meant to hold them in a peaceful manner without causing much trouble to the public.'
  4. 'I find it difficult to see how those words could be construed as a dismissal of the committee's recommendations.'
  5. 'In essence his submission was that those words were to be construed as being confined to torts and therefore did not include the pleaded acts of knowing assistance.'
  6. 'The definition's use of words like ‘traitor’ cannot be construed as representations of fact.'
  7. 'This should not be construed as a lack of interest in this offer of funding.'
  8. 'The right of access to a Court has been construed as including the right to effective enforcement of judgments.'
  9. 'In such societies, one's eccentric taste is always more likely to be construed as a threat to the community - as a signifier of disloyalty - than as an icon of aspiration.'
  10. 'While, in the first instance, a consolidating Act is to be construed in the same way as any other, if real doubt as to its legal meaning arises, its words are to be construed as if they remained in the earlier Act.'
Analyse the syntax of (a text, sentence, or word)
  1. 'Although it is open to a court in limited circumstances to conclude that the words or syntax used is wrong, the purpose remains to construe the words used.'
  2. 'All we need to do is to construe each action sentence as involving an implicit existential quantification, with the variable of quantification taking events as its possible values.'
  3. 'Alternatively, the verb might be construed with the direct object ‘life’.'

More definitions

1. to give the meaning or intention of; explain; interpret.

2. to deduce by inference or interpretation; infer: He construed her intentions from her gestures.

3. to translate, especially orally.

4. to analyze the syntax of; to rehearse the applicable grammatical rules of: to construe a sentence.

5. to arrange or combine (words, phrases, etc.) syntactically. verb (used without object), construed, construing.

6. to admit of grammatica

More examples(as adjective)

"reports can be construed."

"datas can be construed."

"forecasts can be construed."

"weathers can be construed."

"proferentems can be construed."

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(construe)Late Middle English: from Latin construere (see construct), in late Latin ‘analyse the construction of a sentence’.