To explain or tell the meaning of; to expound; to translate orally into intelligible or familiar language or terms; to decipher; to define; -- applied especially to language, but also to dreams, signs, conduct, mysteries, etc.; as, to interpret the Hebrew language to an Englishman; to interpret an Indian speech.
To apprehend and represent by means of art; to show by illustrative representation; as, an actor interprets the character of Hamlet; a musician interprets a sonata; an artist interprets a landscape.
To act as an interpreter.
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interpret, construe, seeverb
make sense of; assign a meaning to
"What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?"
date, take in, figure, experience, go out, look, reckon, go through, read, run across, find, view, go steady, get word, meet, examine, construe, rede, determine, see, find out, see to it, fancy, picture, translate, visualize, realise, control, encounter, escort, learn, envision, watch, run into, represent, render, assure, come across, understand, get a line, image, take care, witness, get wind, ensure, attend, pick up, regard, ascertain, catch, visualise, consider, hear, realize, project, visit, discover, insure, check
give an interpretation or explanation to
give an interpretation or rendition of
"The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully"
furnish, construe, deliver, represent, give, fork out, rede, turn in, try, fork up, hand over, translate, supply, picture, fork over, depict, show, generate, return, understand, provide, read, yield, render, see, submit
create an image or likeness of
"The painter represented his wife as a young girl"
stage, act, construe, typify, play, be, represent, stand for, lay out, rede, defend, comprise, symbolise, translate, map, exemplify, present, understand, make up, correspond, read, symbolize, render, see, constitute
translate, interpret, renderverb
restate (words) from one language into another language
"I have to translate when my in-laws from Austria visit the U.S."; "Can you interpret the speech of the visiting dignitaries?"; "She rendered the French poem into English"; "He translates for the U.N."
furnish, construe, deliver, represent, transform, give, fork out, rede, turn in, try, fork up, hand over, translate, supply, picture, fork over, depict, show, generate, return, understand, provide, read, yield, render, see, submit
understand, read, interpret, translateverb
make sense of a language
"She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?"
construe, infer, scan, say, represent, sympathise, transform, show, empathize, rede, register, learn, sympathize, translate, study, record, empathise, take, realise, read, realize, render, see, understand
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Our results provide an improved understanding of how best to use viral and antibody tests for coronavirus, especially when not every person exposed to the virus will have a positive response, said Sanjeev Krishna, professor of molecular parasitology and medicine at St. Georges University of London, according to a university press release. We need to understand how best to interpret the results from these tests to control the spread of the virus, as well as identifying those who may be immune to the disease.
Taking time off from school or work to rest immediately following a concussion facilitates healing, the problem is that many doctors interpret the research on exercise introduction to mean that by day two or three the student should be up and running.
The sciences do not try to explain, they hardly even try to interpret, they mainly make models. By a model is meant a mathematical construct which, with the addition of certain verbal interpretations, describes observed phenomena. The justification of such a mathematical construct is solely and precisely that it is expected to work.
I heard a candidate complain the other day that, you know, 'my positions' -- meaning that candidate's positions -- 'on comments I made about entitlement reform are being misconstrued by the press.' Well, it's much harder to be misconstrued by the press if you're specific, if you continue to speak in generalities, then you're going to have other people interpret what you mean.
The president would be mistaken to interpret today’s decision as a greenlight to continue his unwise and un-American policies, as the Supreme Court has repeatedly said, not everything that is constitutional is good policy. The travel ban is atrocious policy, and makes us less safe and undermines our American ideals.
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- فسر, ترجمArabic
- перакла́сці, пераклада́цьBelarusian
- interpretarCatalan, Valencian
- interpretovat, vyložit, tlumočitCzech
- interpretieren, dolmetschen, übersetzenGerman
- διερμηνεύω, ερμηνεύωGreek
- interpretar, explicar, exponerSpanish
- tulkata, tulkitaFinnish
- interpréter, traduireFrench
- előad, értelmez, tolmácsol, fordítHungarian
- 通訳, 演出, 解説, 演奏Japanese
- 통역, 새기다, 해석Korean
- interpreteren, tolken, vertalenDutch
- tolkeNorwegian Nynorsk
- interpretar, traduzirPortuguese
- интерпретировать, объяснять, толковать, объяснить, перевести, истолковать, переводитьRussian
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