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synonyms for construed

  • define
  • infer
  • interpret
  • parse
  • translate
  • analyze
  • decipher
  • explicate
  • expound
  • read
  • render
  • take
  • understand
  • figure it to be
  • one's best guess
  • spell out

antonyms for construed

MOST RELEVANT
  • misunderstand
  • cloud
  • confuse
  • fail
  • obscure
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How to use construed in a sentence

In Havana, as throughout Cuba, there is a cigar etiquette, to infringe any of the rules of which is construed as an insult.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Lastly a contract dates from the time of acceptance, and is construed or interpreted by the law of the place where it was made.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
More generally, leases of doubtful duration are construed in favor of the tenants.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
As the company framed the policy all of its provisions in its favor are strictly construed.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
But I never manifested my opinion in a way which can be construed into a crime, or which tended to occasion any disturbance.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
Do not be fond of shewing my letter; the playful effusions of friendship would be construed by strangers as gross vanity.
PRIVATE LETTERS OF EDWARD GIBBON (1753-1794) VOLUME 1 (OF 2)EDWARD GIBBON
Her overtures of familiarity and service was unskilfully made; her very timidity construed into labored condescension.
ALONEMARION HARLAND
How can that part of the commandment be construed, ‘and the stranger that is within thy gates?’
NEWTON FORSTERCAPTAIN FREDERICK MARRYAT
I fear that your long silence and delay on this head is construed into contumacy and resistance.
HISTORY OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLANDDUNCAN CAMPBELL
Fred laughed and broke down, for he really meant to say nothing that could be construed into flattery or impertinence.
ADRIFT ON THE PACIFICEDWARD S. ELLIS
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