Nov
12
2013

interpret

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ihn tuhr priht

transitive verb
definition 1:  to determine or explain the meaning of.
example:  These lines of the poem are somewhat hard to interpret.

definition 2:  to understand in a particular way.
example:  I interpreted her silence as disagreement with my idea.
example:  She interpreted his failure to telephone her as a rejection.

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