Day-141 (Construe)

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Word:
              Construe

Status:
              Verb(both transitive and instransitive)

Meaning:
               transitive
              : to analyze the connection and arrangement of words(in a sentence or sentence part)
               intransitive
              : to understand or explain the sense in a particular way or by a certain set of circumstances.

Sentences:
1) The way the court construes various words has changed over time.
2) She construed my actions as hostile.

Origin:
               Middle English, from Late Latin construere, from Latin, which means 'construct'.

First use:
               14th century

Synonyms:
                clarify, clear, explain, demonstrate, expound, explicate.

Antonyms:
                 obscure, confound, confuse.

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