What does translate mean?

Definitions for translate
trænsˈleɪt, trænz-, ˈtræns leɪt, ˈtrænz-trans·late

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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."

  2. translate, transformverb

    change from one form or medium into another

    "Braque translated collage into oil"

  3. understand, read, interpret, translateverb

    make sense of a language

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

  4. translateverb

    bring to a certain spiritual state

  5. translateverb

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

  6. translateverb

    be equivalent in effect

    "the growth in income translates into greater purchasing power"

  7. translateverb

    be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way

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

  8. translateverb

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

  9. translateverb

    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?"

  10. translateverb

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

Wiktionary

  1. translatenoun

    A set of points obtained by adding a given fixed vector to each point of a given set.

    Etymology: translaten from Classical Latin translatus, past participle of transferre, from trans- “across” + latus, "borne", "carried", irregular perfect passive participle of verb ferre “to bear”. Displaced native awenden (from awendan), irecchen (from gereccan), and geþeodan.

  2. translateverb

    To change text (of a book, document, Web site, movie, anime, video game etc.) from one language to another.

    Hans diligently translated the novel from German into English.

    Etymology: translaten from Classical Latin translatus, past participle of transferre, from trans- “across” + latus, "borne", "carried", irregular perfect passive participle of verb ferre “to bear”. Displaced native awenden (from awendan), irecchen (from gereccan), and geþeodan.

  3. translateverb

    To have a translation into another language.

    Etymology: translaten from Classical Latin translatus, past participle of transferre, from trans- “across” + latus, "borne", "carried", irregular perfect passive participle of verb ferre “to bear”. Displaced native awenden (from awendan), irecchen (from gereccan), and geþeodan.

  4. translateverb

    To change from one form or medium to another.

    The renowned director could translate experience to film with ease.

    Etymology: translaten from Classical Latin translatus, past participle of transferre, from trans- “across” + latus, "borne", "carried", irregular perfect passive participle of verb ferre “to bear”. Displaced native awenden (from awendan), irecchen (from gereccan), and geþeodan.

  5. translateverb

    To change from one form to another.

    Etymology: translaten from Classical Latin translatus, past participle of transferre, from trans- “across” + latus, "borne", "carried", irregular perfect passive participle of verb ferre “to bear”. Displaced native awenden (from awendan), irecchen (from gereccan), and geþeodan.

  6. translateverb

    To subject (a body) to translation, i.e., to move a body on a linear path with no rotation.

    Etymology: translaten from Classical Latin translatus, past participle of transferre, from trans- “across” + latus, "borne", "carried", irregular perfect passive participle of verb ferre “to bear”. Displaced native awenden (from awendan), irecchen (from gereccan), and geþeodan.

  7. translateverb

    To move or carry from one place or position to another; to transfer.

    The monk translated the holy relics to their new shrine.

    Etymology: translaten from Classical Latin translatus, past participle of transferre, from trans- “across” + latus, "borne", "carried", irregular perfect passive participle of verb ferre “to bear”. Displaced native awenden (from awendan), irecchen (from gereccan), and geþeodan.

  8. translateverb

    To remove to heaven without a natural death.

    By faith Enoch was translated, that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him. Heb. xi. 5.

    Etymology: translaten from Classical Latin translatus, past participle of transferre, from trans- “across” + latus, "borne", "carried", irregular perfect passive participle of verb ferre “to bear”. Displaced native awenden (from awendan), irecchen (from gereccan), and geþeodan.

  9. translateverb

    To remove, as a bishop, from one see to another.

    Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, when the king would have translated him from that poor bishopric to a better,...refused. Camden.

    Etymology: translaten from Classical Latin translatus, past participle of transferre, from trans- “across” + latus, "borne", "carried", irregular perfect passive participle of verb ferre “to bear”. Displaced native awenden (from awendan), irecchen (from gereccan), and geþeodan.

  10. translateverb

    To cause to lose senses or recollection; to entrance.

    William was translated by the blow to the head he received, being unable to speak for the next few minutes.

    Etymology: translaten from Classical Latin translatus, past participle of transferre, from trans- “across” + latus, "borne", "carried", irregular perfect passive participle of verb ferre “to bear”. Displaced native awenden (from awendan), irecchen (from gereccan), and geþeodan.

  11. translateverb

    To rearrange a song from music genre to another.

    Etymology: translaten from Classical Latin translatus, past participle of transferre, from trans- “across” + latus, "borne", "carried", irregular perfect passive participle of verb ferre “to bear”. Displaced native awenden (from awendan), irecchen (from gereccan), and geþeodan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Translateverb

    to bear, carry, or remove, from one place to another; to transfer; as, to translate a tree

  2. Translateverb

    to change to another condition, position, place, or office; to transfer; hence, to remove as by death

  3. Translateverb

    to remove to heaven without a natural death

  4. Translateverb

    to remove, as a bishop, from one see to another

  5. Translateverb

    to render into another language; to express the sense of in the words of another language; to interpret; hence, to explain or recapitulate in other words

  6. Translateverb

    to change into another form; to transform

  7. Translateverb

    to cause to remove from one part of the body to another; as, to translate a disease

  8. Translateverb

    to cause to lose senses or recollection; to entrance

  9. Translateverb

    to make a translation; to be engaged in translation

Freebase

  1. Translate

    Translate is an album by Sexy Sadie, released in 2006.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Translate

    trans-lāt′, v.t. to remove to another place: to render into another language: to explain: to transfer from one office to another: to transform.—adj. Translā′table, capable of being translated or rendered into another language.—n. Translā′tion, the act of translating: removal to another place: the rendering into another language: a version: (slang) the process of working up new things from old materials: motion free from rotation: the automatic retransmission of a telegraphic message.—adjs. Translā′tional, Trans′lātory.—n. Translā′tor:—fem. Translā′tress. [Fr.,—L. trans, over, ferre, latum, to carry.]

Editors Contribution

  1. translate

    To use the accurate and exact definition and meaning of a specific text or document of a language of a specific country and change it into the accurate and exact definition and meaning of a specific text or document of the language of a specific country using the ability and power of the mind or a form of software or technology.

    They had to translate the company policies into an international language so chose to use an online translation software to do so.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 4, 2020  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'translate' in Verbs Frequency: #686

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of translate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of translate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of translate in a Sentence

  1. David Yeung:

    Local or regional understanding is paramount, we can not assume that any success in Hong Kong is a success in Malaysia. We totally can not assume that. And success in Malaysia certainly doesn't translate to success in Korea.

  2. Lucia Beccai:

    The data is exceptional, but now the effort is really to translate this biological data into some engineering specifications, which don't need to copy the natural organ.

  3. sindiswa matyobeni:

    Don’t be quick to translate your desires into plans, leave room for God.

  4. Rajiv Sethi:

    Predictions markets translate this and other information into probability, the basic intuition is that it's a 'wisdom of crowds' effect.

  5. Brian McCarthy:

    We've been in contact with all domestic leagues, but also sports organizations around the world, we have a number of protocols, see what works, see what can translate into our sport.

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