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construe (something) as (something)

To view or interpret something in a particular way Although I believe that he's innocent, I can see how one could easily be construe his actions as a crime.
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construe something as something

to interpret something to mean something. Please do not construe this as criticism. We mistakenly construed her comments as positive.
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Expert witnesses don't just help construe claim terms but also provide scientific opinions concerning many issues during patent litigation, for example, whether an invention is obvious.
limit our analysis to whether Louisiana law overrides the Convention's requirement that the present dispute be submitted to arbitration because we construe an act of Congress to invalidate, impair, or supersede state law.
Further, the reported opinions cited above arguably would require the Service to construe broadly the phrase, "[i]f the claim for credit or refund relates to an overpayment attributable to any taxes paid or accrued to any foreign country .
If such holds true for the destiny of sculpture in its postmodern field, might we not be able to construe a similarly expanded field for architecture in its present exploratory condition?
The Federal Circuit affirmed the judgment of noninfringement, finding the trial court had discharged its obligation to construe the claim by overturning a jury verdict incompatible with proper construction.
We are thus called upon to construe the incidents in the poem in the larger context of U.
The first three, all previously published, construe the emergence of the modern, professional, discipline-based university as a response to the breakdown of earlier city-based ways of sustaining intellectual activity.
For example, if we acknowledge femininity as a discursive construction, how can we authentically construe a feminine esthetics and identity apart from the patriarchal framework upon which they are grounded?
The Sixth Circuit has held that when an administrator of a stock bonus/profit-sharing plan was granted broad discretion to interpret and construe the plan, its determination that a partial termination had not occurred should be reviewed under a relatively undemanding "arbitrary and capricious" standard (Sea Ray Employees' Stock Ownership and Profit-Sharing Plan v.