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Synonyms for interpret
ɪnˈtɜr prɪtin·ter·pret

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Wiktionary4.0 / 3 votes

  1. interpretverb

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

  2. interpretverb

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

  3. interpretverb

    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. interpretverb

    To act as an interpreter.

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. interpret

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

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

Princeton's WordNet3.8 / 5 votes

  1. interpret, construe, seeverb

    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, interpretverb

    give an interpretation or explanation to

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

  3. interpret, renderverb

    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, interpretverb

    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, 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."

    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, translateverb

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. interpretverb

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

  2. interpretverb

    Synonyms:
    construe, translate, render

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words4.5 / 2 votes

  1. interpretverb

    Synonyms:
    construe, translate, render

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "interpret":

    interpreting, interpretation, construe, explain

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How to use interpret in a sentence?

  1. Kahlil Gibran:

    No lower can a man descend than to interpret his dreams into gold and silver.

  2. Andrea Grignolio:

    Italy is part of a global trend of distrust in mediators -- doctors and scientists -- who can interpret and explain data, with the advent of the Internet, people have the illusion they can access and read data by themselves, removing the need for technical and scientific knowledge.

  3. White House spokesman Josh Earnest:

    This suit represents the first time in our nation's history that Congress has been permitted to sue the executive branch over a disagreement about how to interpret a statute, it's unfortunate that Republicans have resorted to a taxpayer-funded lawsuit to re-fight a political fight that they keep losing.

  4. Larry Sabato:

    It isn't critical to have every ambassadorship filled, but you want all the major ones filled as quickly as possible, if for no other reason than that, in those countries where there's no American ambassador, it looks as though they're low priority. They interpret it that way.

  5. Vicki Walia:

    Storytelling skills are an important part of being able to help others interpret the data, and use it to tell a story through data visualization.


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