English to Afrikaans Meaning :: construe

Construe :
konstrueer
- konstrueeruitgelêgekonstrueeruitleg
 

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Verb(1) make sense of; assign a meaning to

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(1) It is permissible, where the context so allows, to construe words used in the plural as including the singular.(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) 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.(4) And explaining how to construe a sentence spoils its effect, just as explaining the punch line of a joke does.(5) The definition's use of words like ÔÇÿtraitorÔÇÖ cannot be construed as representations of fact.(6) This would seem to be reasonable, so long as flexibility is construable as a contractual obligation (possibly through an implied term) but not if it goes beyond the scope of the contract.(7) Alternatively, the verb might be construed with the direct object ÔÇÿlifeÔÇÖ.(8) I am tempted to ask him whether it could not be construed as denunciatory, but decide to leave its interpretation opened-ended and up to the individual viewer.(9) His warm words, including a line construable as retaining the possibility of a referendum before the election, were perhaps just a sop to frustrated pro-euro people in his party, in business and on the continent.(10) This change was made because the word ÔÇÿcommitmentÔÇÖ could be construed as a legally-binding promise of continued financial aid.(11) 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.(12) 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.(13) As I see it, the way forward is to develop and test particular narrative construals of Scripture.(14) Or if we sent an e-mail about that issue using our computer, it would probably be construed as a misuse of the computer.(15) The words are not to be construed as if they were provisions in Acts of Parliament.(16) Any such failure should be construed as contempt of court and should therefore attract prosecution of the police officers involved.
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Verb
1. interpret ::
interpreteer
2. understand ::
verstaan
3. read ::
lees
4. see ::
sien
5. take ::
neem
6. take to mean ::
neem om te beteken
7. regard ::
verband
Antonyms
1. obscure ::
duister
Different Forms
construe, construed, construes, construing
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