What does interpret mean?

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ɪnˈtɜr prɪtin·ter·pret

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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?"

  2. rede, interpret(verb)

    give an interpretation or explanation to

  3. interpret, render(verb)

    give an interpretation or rendition of

    "The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully"

  4. represent, interpret(verb)

    create an image or likeness of

    "The painter represented his wife as a young girl"

  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."

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

    make sense of a language

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

Wiktionary

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. interpret(Verb)

    To act as an interpreter.

  4. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. 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 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

  2. 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

  3. Interpret(verb)

    to act as an interpreter

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Interpret

    in-tėr′pret, v.t. to explain the meaning of, to elucidate, unfold, show the purport of: to translate into intelligible or familiar terms.—v.i. to practise interpretation.—adj. Inter′pretable, capable of being explained.—n. Interpretā′tion, act of interpreting: the sense given by an interpreter: the power of explaining: the representation of a dramatic part according to one's conception of it.—adj. Interpretā′tive, collected by or containing interpretation.—adv. Inter′pretātively.—n. Inter′preter, one who explains between two parties: an expounder: a translator. [Fr.,—L. interprerāri, -ātusinterpres, inter, between, -pres, prob. conn. with Gr. phrasis, speech.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'interpret' in Verbs Frequency: #455

How to pronounce interpret?

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How to say interpret in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of interpret in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of interpret in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of interpret in a Sentence

  1. Alfred Adler:

    We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority.

  2. Arthur Conan Doyle:

    Our ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature.

  3. Kahlil Gibran:

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

  4. Michael Stokes:

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

  5. David Schoenbrun:

    History's lessons are no more enlightening than the wisdom of those who interpret them.

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