To adduce or give an explanation for concept of; interpret: construed my smile as assent. See Synonyms at explain.
Grammar to assess the structure of (a clause or sentence).
Grammar to utilize syntactically: The noun seafood can be construed as singular or plural.
To convert, specially aloud.
to use the guidelines of syntax to (a sentence or term) so as to show the structure, arrangement, or connection of, or even to find the feeling; to spell out the construction of; to interpret; to translate.
To put a construction upon; to describe the sense or objective of; to interpret; to know.
to prepare the language of inside their all-natural order; decrease the words of from a transposed to a normal order, in order to demonstrate the feeling; thus, interpret, and, when applied to a foreign language, convert: since, to construe a sentence; to construe Greek, Latin, or French.
ergo To translate; explain; show or comprehend the meaning of; render.
Synonyms Interpret, give, etc. (identify translate). Construe, Construct. “To construe way to translate, showing the meaning; to create means to develop: we might construe a sentence, like in interpretation, or build it, as with structure.”
To yield to or acknowledge of grammatical analysis or interpretation: as, a sentence that will not construe.