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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

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How to use interpret in a sentence?

  1. Cagan Randall:

    The way that you interpret gravity is 24/7, even when you’re asleep you’re constantly having to maintain balance and posturability helps you push your eyes into certain directions, helps you not get motion sickness, it’s a very important system and if you damage it, it needs to be rehabilitated with sensitive therapy.

  2. Samir Kapadia:

    We should not interpret these results to suggest that you can have surgery or transcatheter valve replacement in whoever you want.

  3. Anthony Kennedy:

    Some people say that should affect the way we interpret the statutes. That seems to me a wrong proposition.

  4. Nick Pendergrast:

    My one big takeaway from this whole process would to be a little bit more selfless and kind of think about other people, think about how other people are going to interpret what you are saying and then how they are going to react to it. Also marriage is not hard, but it’s definitely not easy and sometimes it takes a little bit to stop think about it and talk about it and really discuss things. Communication is my downfall.

  5. 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.


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