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interpret

in·ter·pret

interpret

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn tuhr priht
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part of speech: verb
inflections: interpreted, interpreting, interprets
definition 1: to decide on or explain the meaning of.
How do you interpret his latest book?
 
synonyms:
clarify, explain
similar words:
comprehend, decipher, understand, unravel
definition 2: to understand in a particular way.
Dan interpreted his father's frown as a refusal.
similar words:
define, read, see
definition 3: to perform in a way that shows new meaning.
The pianist interpreted Mozart in a way I had never heard.
synonyms:
depict, represent
similar words:
perform, portray
definition 4: to change or translate from one language into another.
I understand French, but don't know how to interpret it into English.
similar words:
render, translate
derivations: interpretable (adj.), interpretability (n.), interpreter (n.)
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