construe

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EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin construo (to relate grammatically), from Latin construo (pile together)

NounEdit

construe (plural construes)

  1. A translation.
  2. An interpretation.

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construe (third-person singular simple present construes, present participle construing, simple past and past participle construed)

  1. To interpret or explain the meaning of something.
    The world must construe according to its wits; this court must construe according to the law.
    Robert Bolt, A Man for All Seasons, 1954
  2. (grammar) To analyze the grammatical structure of a clause or sentence.
  3. To translate.

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

cōnstrue

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of cōnstruō
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