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Synonyms for translate
trænsˈleɪt, trænz-, ˈtræns leɪt, ˈtrænz-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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."

    furnish, construe, deliver, represent, transform, give, fork out, rede, turn in, interpret, try, fork up, hand over, supply, picture, fork over, depict, show, generate, return, understand, provide, read, yield, render, see, submit

  2. translate, transform(verb)

    change from one form or medium into another

    "Braque translated collage into oil"

    metamorphose, transubstantiate, transform, transmute, understand, render, read, interpret

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

    make sense of a language

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

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

  4. translate(verb)

    bring to a certain spiritual state

    render, interpret, read, understand, transform

  5. translate(verb)

    change the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation

    render, interpret, read, understand, transform

  6. translate(verb)

    be equivalent in effect

    "the growth in income translates into greater purchasing power"

    render, interpret, read, understand, transform

  7. translate(verb)

    be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way

    "poetry often does not translate"; "Tolstoy's novels translate well into English"

    render, interpret, read, understand, transform

  8. translate(verb)

    subject to movement in which every part of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point on the body

    render, interpret, read, understand, transform

  9. translate(verb)

    express, as in simple and less technical language

    "Can you translate the instructions in this manual for a layman?"; "Is there a need to translate the psychiatrist's remarks?"

    render, interpret, read, understand, transform

  10. translate(verb)

    determine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA

    render, interpret, read, understand, transform

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. translate

    construe, render, interpret, transfer, transform,

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. translate(v. a.)

    [Antiquated.] remove, transfer, transport

  2. translate(v. a.)

    render, construe, interpret

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. translate(v)

    construe, render, interpret

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How to use translate in a sentence?

  1. The New York Times:

    Michael Pratt pointed out that winning over wealthy fund-raisers across the country helped build networks that could translate into political support, not just checks, but Michael Pratt lost the argument to two of Ms. Warren's closest advisers, Dan Geldon and Joe Rospars, who made the case about standing apart from the field and freeing up her schedule.

  2. Kimberly Gudzune:

    Both seem small and I think would be surprising to many patients— those usually translate into a 3 to 5 percent weight loss for the starting weight for most of the patients in these trials.

  3. Charlotte Dell:

    It was fluff, but it made me think, `How could that translate to our residents with memory loss?' we're looking to see if we can set a positive tone for the day.

  4. Steven Chubak:

    Despite the fact that there was a lot of newsflow and headlines coming out, particularly surrounding Greece, this didn't translate into a pickup in activity, because of the uncertainty, many people were on the sidelines in June.

  5. Yujing Zhang:

    Yes please, translate, thank you, so that it will be more clearly understanding Chinese than in English.

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