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interpret

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to understand in a particular way

to express in another language, while systematically retaining the original sense

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There, that will do," said the Doctor; "now construe.
I was fully old enough now, to be apprenticed to Joe; and when Joe sat with the poker on his knees thoughtfully raking out the ashes between the lower bars, my sister would so distinctly construe that innocent action into opposition on his part, that she would dive at him, take the poker out of his hands, shake him, and put it away.
The Court also notes that here it is a treaty (the Convention), not an act of Congress (the Convention Act), that the Court construes to supersede Louisiana law.
If you wish to engage in the academic investigation of Islamic intellectual history, you will have to accept that "revelation" or divinely inspired "canon" of whatever form, as a believer construes it, does not constitute historical evidence, as academic historians construe it.
This is illustrated most disturbingly in the way he apologizes for his conduct, cunningly failing to address the charge of cruelty levied against him: with a kind of sick humor, Gilbert construes the charge to refer to his physical treatment of the corpses of the dead rebels, firmly ignoring--and thus silencing--the real charge of psychological cruelty (ad terrorem) inflicted on the captives approaching to "parley.