What does translate mean?

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

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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."

  2. translate, transform(verb)

    change from one form or medium into another

    "Braque translated collage into oil"

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

    make sense of a language

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

  4. translate(verb)

    bring to a certain spiritual state

  5. translate(verb)

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

  6. translate(verb)

    be equivalent in effect

    "the growth in income translates into greater purchasing power"

  7. translate(verb)

    be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way

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

  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

  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?"

  10. translate(verb)

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

Wiktionary

  1. translate(Noun)

    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. translate(Verb)

    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. translate(Verb)

    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. translate(Verb)

    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. translate(Verb)

    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. translate(Verb)

    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. translate(Verb)

    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. translate(Verb)

    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. translate(Verb)

    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. translate(Verb)

    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. translate(Verb)

    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. Translate(verb)

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

  2. Translate(verb)

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

  3. Translate(verb)

    to remove to heaven without a natural death

  4. Translate(verb)

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

  5. Translate(verb)

    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. Translate(verb)

    to change into another form; to transform

  7. Translate(verb)

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

  8. Translate(verb)

    to cause to lose senses or recollection; to entrance

  9. Translate(verb)

    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. Aaron Carver:

    The White House guidelines come amid a tempestuous week in which protestors across the country descended on state capitals to express their anger over the effects the lockdown measures were having on the economy despite thousands of new cases of COVID-19 being reported every day. SOURCES BELIEVE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK ORIGINATED IN WUHAN LAB, AS PART OF CHINAS EFFORTS TO COMPETE WITH US On Wednesday, hundreds of cars, trucks and SUVs descended on Michigans state capital as part of a noisy protest against Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmers social-distancing restrictions that critics saidy have gone too far. Similar protests unfolded in Virginia, Wyoming, Kentucky and Ohio over the last week with more planned in Maryland, Missouri, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New York and New Hampshire. The federal government said Thursday that 5.2 million more Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, bringing the four-week total to about 22 million out of a work force of 159 million easily the worst stretch of U.S. job losses on record. The losses translate to about 1 in 7 workers. Those people that know theyre vulnerable, self-quarantine. And everybody else, let them go back to work.

  2. Chris Jarvis:

    The summer driving season is fading and we could see a quick ramp up in gasoline stocks, we've had record refining heading out of the driving season that should translate into higher stocks of refined products in fall and winter.

  3. Rajiv Sethi:

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

  4. Jagan Shah:

    When we start talking about the management of cities, disaster risk reduction is one of the key aspects we speak about, (Smart) cities will have to revisit their disaster management plans because there is a tendency for the older plans to be reports which don't really translate into action, as we have seen in some disasters.

  5. Rainer Seele:

    There are signals from our consuming markets that our industry should prepare for slower GDP growth. And hence it will translate into tougher days.

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