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verb as in deduce; explain

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When communism was a threat, it was construed as a communist plot.

Arguably under that logic, any action could be construed as “speech.”

This could be construed as a jab at Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who is actively considering both.

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

It's not an insult to farmers (though could be construed as one to Grassley); it's just a gaffe.

In Havana, as throughout Cuba, there is a cigar etiquette, to infringe any of the rules of which is construed as an insult.

Lastly a contract dates from the time of acceptance, and is construed or interpreted by the law of the place where it was made.

More generally, leases of doubtful duration are construed in favor of the tenants.

As the company framed the policy all of its provisions in its favor are strictly construed.

But I never manifested my opinion in a way which can be construed into a crime, or which tended to occasion any disturbance.


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On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to construed, such as: translate, infer, interpret, define, expound, and render.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.