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Synonyms for interpret
ɪnˈtɜr prɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. interpret, construe, see(verb)

    make sense of; assign a meaning to

    "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?"

    Synonyms:
    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

  2. rede, interpret(verb)

    give an interpretation or explanation to

    Synonyms:
    see, translate, read, counsel, understand, advise, render, construe, rede, represent

  3. interpret, render(verb)

    give an interpretation or rendition of

    "The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully"

    Synonyms:
    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

  4. represent, interpret(verb)

    create an image or likeness of

    "The painter represented his wife as a young girl"

    Synonyms:
    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

  5. translate, interpret, render(verb)

    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."

    Synonyms:
    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

  6. understand, read, interpret, translate(verb)

    make sense of a language

    "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?"

    Synonyms:
    construe, infer, scan, say, represent, sympathise, transform, show, empathize, rede, register, learn, sympathize, translate, study, record, empathise, take, realise, read, realize, render, see, understand

Wiktionary

  1. interpret(verb)

    Synonyms:
    unravel, solve, translate, explain, expound, elucidate, render, unfold, decipher

  2. interpret(verb)

    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.

    Synonyms:
    explain, solve, decipher, render, elucidate, translate, unfold, unravel, expound

  3. interpret(verb)

    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.

    Synonyms:
    explain, unravel, decipher, unfold, elucidate, render, translate, expound, solve

  4. interpret(verb)

    To act as an interpreter.

    Synonyms:
    elucidate, translate, decipher, render, unfold, expound, solve, explain, unravel

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. interpret

    Synonyms:
    translate, render, construe, explain, expound, expone, represent, declare, understand, elucidate, decipher, solve

    Antonyms:
    misinterpret, misunderstand, mistake, misconceive, falsify, distort, misdeclare, misrepresent

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. interpret(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    explain, expound, decipher, elucidate, unfold, define, make out, make clear, explain the meaning of

  2. interpret(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    construe, translate, render

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. interpret(v)

    Synonyms:
    construe, translate, render

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    interpreting, interpretation, construe, explain

How to pronounce interpret?

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How to say interpret in sign language?

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How to use interpret in a sentence?

  1. William Dudley:

    Even if one were to interpret the evidence as indicating that liquidity has been reduced, it is not clear whether regulation is the primary driver, as other changes have played important roles as well.

  2. Lise Johnson:

    There are definitely some improvements but it’s not a dramatic reform, i don’t think there is enough clarity on fair and equitable treatment to reduce the scope for arbitrators to interpret it creatively.

  3. Michael Bierut:

    I think more than anything else, Hillary Clinton had come up with a reductive message that The People could interpret as The People own personal dog whistle if The People wanted, about what kind of America The People wanted restored and what was insufficient about the current America that needed to be undone.

  4. Allen Ginsberg:

    Fortunately art is a community effort --a small but select community living in a spiritualized world endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh.

  5. Dean Cheng:

    The Chinese will absolutely interpret The Chinese as being directly connected, having a better sense of how American bureaucracy works, I'd be more skeptical.


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