Definitions for interpretɪnˈtɜr prɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to give or provide the meaning of; explain; elucidate:
to interpret a parable.
to construe or understand in a particular way:
to interpret a reply as favorable.
to translate orally.
to bring out the meaning of (a dramatic work, music, etc.) by performance or execution.
to perform (a song, role in a play, etc.) according to one's own understanding or sensitivity.
(v.i.)to translate what is said in a foreign language.
to explain something; give an explanation.
Origin of interpret:
1350–1400; ME < L interpretārī, der. of interpres, s. interpret- agent, spokesperson, interpreter
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?"
give an interpretation or explanation to
give an interpretation or rendition of
"The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully"
create an image or likeness of
"The painter represented his wife as a young girl"
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."
understand, read, interpret, translate(verb)
make sense of a language
"She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to translate from one language to another
She interprets at the European Commission.
to decide or explain what you think sth means
His painting can be interpreted in many different ways.; to interpret the results of the survey
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.
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.
To act as an interpreter.
Origin: From interpreten, from enterpreter, ( interpréter), from interpretor, past participle interpretatus, from interpres, from inter + -pres, probably the root of pretium; -pres is probably connected with φράζειν, from which φραδή, φράσις; see phrase.
to explain or tell the meaning of; to expound; to translate orally into intelligible or familiar language or terms; to decipher; to define; -- applied esp. to language, but also to dreams, signs, conduct, mysteries, etc.; as, to interpret the Hebrew language to an Englishman; to interpret an Indian speech
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
to act as an interpreter
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Rank popularity for the word 'interpret' in Verbs Frequency: #455
Translations for interpret
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to translate a speaker's words, while he is speaking, into the language of his hearers
He spoke to the audience in French and she interpreted.
- превеждам устноBulgarian
- interpretarPortuguese (BR)
- interpretar, hacer una interpretaciónSpanish
- (suuliselt) tõlkimaEstonian
- بصورت شفاهی ترجمه کردنFarsi
- faire l'interprèteFrench
- वर्णन करनाHindi
- interpretare, fare da interpreteItalian
- tulkot (mutvārdiem)Latvian
- mondeling vertalenDutch
- بصورت شفاهی ترجمه کردنPersian
- په شفاهى ډول ترجمه كولPashto
- fazer de intérpretePortuguese
- a traduceRomanian
- çevirmek, tercüme etmekTurkish
- 口譯Chinese (Trad.)
- ترجمانی کرنا ، خصوصا گفتگو یا تقریر کیUrdu
- phiên dịchVietnamese
- 口译Chinese (Simp.)
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