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trans·late

translate

 
pronunciation:
traenz leIt [or] traenz leIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: translated, translates, translating
definition 1: to convert (written or spoken words) into another language.
Please translate this French poem into English.How do you translate this sentence?
synonyms:
construe, render, transcribe
similar words:
convert, transliterate
definition 2: to explain simply; interpret.
The instructions were so badly written that we needed an engineer to translate them.
synonyms:
explain, interpret
similar words:
clarify, construe, decipher, elucidate, simplify
definition 3: to alter the form of; convert.
Our work will translate theory into reality.
synonyms:
convert
similar words:
alter, change, recast, render, transform, transmute, turn
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to make translations; be a translator.
She has an extraordinary command of French and translates at the United Nations.He doesn't speak English, so his daughter translates for him.
definition 2: to be capable of or allow translation.
His writing translates easily into English.
similar words:
convert
definition 3: to change form; convert.
How do all these efforts translate into a better life for the people?
derivations: translatable (adj.), translatability (n.), translator (translater) (n.)
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  • translator:
    a person whose job is to translate words from one language to another language.
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