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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 for "interpret":

    interpreting, interpretation, construe, explain

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How to use interpret in a sentence?

  1. Michael Stokes:

    I want them to have the freedom to interpret it and digest it in their own way.

  2. Jack Dorsey:

    I think it’s more and more important to at least clarify what our own bias leans towards, and just express it … I ’d rather know what someone biases to rather than try to interpret through their actions.

  3. Neal Katyal:

    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.

  4. James Dean:

    To grasp the full significance of life is the actor’s duty; to interpret it his problem; and to express it his dedication.

  5. Louisiana Gov. Bobby JIndal:

    They're not appointed there to interpret international law, they're there to apply the United States Constitution! judicial supremacy is not in the Constitution.

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