construe construe  /kən ˈstru/

Definition(s):

  • (v) make sense of; assign a meaning to

Synonym(s)

see

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Violating air space must construe as an unfriendly act and protests will be lodged for the violation. .
  2. A mere act of indiscretion cannot be construed as a person's personality trait; it does however points to a person's susceptibility.
  3. The Minister angrily retorted, "You may construe whatever you want but all I said was that the egg came first and then came the chicken...on the dinner table, that is."

News

  1. Poteat: GOP faction flirting with disaster

    “Your purpose, then, plainly stated, is that you will destroy the Government, unless you be allowed to construe and enforce the Constitution as you please, on all points in dispute between you and us. You will rule or ruin in all events.”
    on October 3, 2013     Source: The Staunton News Leader

  2. The Idiocy of the Shutdown, in 3 Acts: Map, Thought Experiment, Speech

    "Your purpose, then, plainly stated, is that you will destroy the Government, unless you be allowed to construe and enforce the Constitution as you please, on all points in dispute between you and us. You will rule or ruin in all events." Thus spake a previous Republican president.        
    on October 1, 2013     Source: The Atlantic

Quotes

  1. "We're 1-0 now against the Yankees in our one game," Gardenhire said. "We'll construe the numbers any way we want to now."
    on May 16, 2010 By: Ron Gardenhire Source: MLB.com

  2. "The executive branch shall construe [the law] in a manner consistent with the constitutional authority of the President......as Commander in Chief," Bush wrote.
    on Jan 10, 2006 By: President Bush Source: Socialist Worker Online

  3. "Judge Sotomayor is worthy of respect for her many accomplishments and her remarkable story of success," Crist said. "However, I have strong concerns that Judge Sotomayor would not strictly and objectively construe the constitution."
    on Jul 21, 2009 By: Charlie Crist Source: MiamiHerald.com

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