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construe

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconstruecon‧strue /kənˈstruː/ ●○○ verb [transitive]  MEANINGto understand a remark or action in a particular waymisconstruebe construed as something comments that could be construed as sexist The term can be construed in two different ways. Grammar Construe is usually passive in this meaning.→ See Verb table
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construeThat role has always been narrowly construed.Instances occur where the courts feel obliged to construe a statute in a way that they themselves acknowledge creates outrageous injustice.Even a thickening waist, while annoying, can be construed as a viewer problem, to an extent.The district court recognized that the Alabama statute violated the establishment clause as construed by the Supreme Court.Properly construed, it is, we think, a promising theory.The way the theory construed its object would determine the nature of the theory itself.Accordingly, we would construe the guarantee and debenture in the same way that we have construed the mortgage deeds.be construed as somethingWinston acknowledged that his comments could be construed as racist.
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Verb table
construe
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyconstrue
he, she, itconstrues
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyconstrued
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave construed
he, she, ithas construed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad construed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill construe
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have construed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam construing
he, she, itis construing
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you, we, theyare construing
Past
I, he, she, itwas construing
you, we, theywere construing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been construing
he, she, ithas been construing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been construing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be construing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been construing
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