Construct-state



[kon-struhkt] /ˈkɒn strʌkt/

noun, Grammar.
1.
(in Semitic languages) the inflected form of a noun dependent on a following noun, with the combination expressing a genitive relationship, as Hebrew beth David “house of David,” where beth “house of” is the construct form of bayit “house.”.

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    [verb kuh n-stroo or, esp. British, kon-stroo; noun kon-stroo] /verb kənˈstru or, esp. British, ˈkɒn stru; noun ˈkɒn stru/ verb (used with object), construed, construing. 1. to give the meaning or intention of; explain; interpret. 2. to deduce by inference or interpretation; infer: He construed her intentions from her gestures. 3. to translate, especially orally. […]

  • Construed

    [verb kuh n-stroo or, esp. British, kon-stroo; noun kon-stroo] /verb kənˈstru or, esp. British, ˈkɒn stru; noun ˈkɒn stru/ verb (used with object), construed, construing. 1. to give the meaning or intention of; explain; interpret. 2. to deduce by inference or interpretation; infer: He construed her intentions from her gestures. 3. to translate, especially orally. […]



  • Construes

    [verb kuh n-stroo or, esp. British, kon-stroo; noun kon-stroo] /verb kənˈstru or, esp. British, ˈkɒn stru; noun ˈkɒn stru/ verb (used with object), construed, construing. 1. to give the meaning or intention of; explain; interpret. 2. to deduce by inference or interpretation; infer: He construed her intentions from her gestures. 3. to translate, especially orally. […]

  • Construing

    [verb kuh n-stroo or, esp. British, kon-stroo; noun kon-stroo] /verb kənˈstru or, esp. British, ˈkɒn stru; noun ˈkɒn stru/ verb (used with object), construed, construing. 1. to give the meaning or intention of; explain; interpret. 2. to deduce by inference or interpretation; infer: He construed her intentions from her gestures. 3. to translate, especially orally. […]



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