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1. interpret, render, translate

restate (words) from one language into another language

Example Sentences:
'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. transform, translate

change from one form or medium into another

Example Sentences:
'Braque translated collage into oil'

3. interpret, read, translate, understand

make sense of a language

Example Sentences:
'She understands French'
'Can you read Greek?'

4. translate

bring to a certain spiritual state

5. translate

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

6. translate

be equivalent in effect

Example Sentences:
'the growth in income translates into greater purchasing power'

7. translate

be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way

Example Sentences:
'poetry often does not translate'
'Tolstoy's novels translate well into English'

8. translate

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

express, as in simple and less technical language

Example Sentences:
'Can you translate the instructions in this manual for a layman?'
'Is there a need to translate the psychiatrist's remarks?'

10. translate

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

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of translate
to express or be capable of being expressed in another language or dialect
he translated Shakespeare into Afrikaans
his books translate well
2. (intransitive)
to act as translator
3. (transitive)
to express or explain in simple or less technical language
4. (transitive)
to interpret or infer the significance of (gestures, symbols, etc)
5. (transitive)
to transform or convert
to translate hope into reality
6. (tr; usually passive) biochemistry
to transform the molecular structure of (messenger RNA) into a polypeptide chain by means of the information stored in the genetic code
See also transcribe (sense 7)
to move or carry from one place or position to another
8. (transitive)
to transfer (a cleric) from one ecclesiastical office to another
to transfer (a see) from one place to another
9. (transitive) Roman Catholic Church
to transfer (the body or the relics of a saint) from one resting place to another
10. (transitive) theology
to transfer (a person) from one place or plane of existence to another, as from earth to heaven
11. mathematics, physics
to move (a figure or body) laterally, without rotation, dilation, or angular displacement
12. (intransitive)
(of an aircraft, missile, etc) to fly or move from one position to another
13. (transitive) archaic
to bring to a state of spiritual or emotional ecstasy

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers


see synonyms of translate
verb transitiveWord forms: transˈlated or transˈlating
to move from one place or condition to another; transfer
; specif.,
a.  Theology
to convey directly to heaven without death
b.  Ecclesiastical
to transfer (a bishop) from one see to another; also, to move (a saint's body or remains) from one place of interment to another
to put into the words of a different language
to change into another medium or form
to translate ideas into action
to put into different words; rephrase or paraphrase in explanation
to transmit (a telegraphic message) again by means of an automatic relay
6.  Archaic
to enrapture; entrance
7.  Cytology
to convert into a chain of amino acids forming a specific protein: said of genetic information in the form of messenger RNA
8.  Mechanics
to impart translation to
verb intransitive
to make a translation into another language
to be capable of being translated

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of translate
v. trans·lat·ed, trans·lat·ing, trans·lates
1. To render in another language: translated the Korean novel into German.
2. To express in different, often simpler words: translated the technical jargon into ordinary language.
a. To change from one form, function, or state to another; convert or transform: translate ideas into reality.
b. To express in another medium: translated the short story into a movie.
4. To transfer from one place or condition to another: "His remains were translated to San Juan de Puerto Rico where they still rest" (Samuel Eliot Morison).
5. To forward or retransmit (a telegraphic message).
a. Ecclesiastical To transfer (a bishop) to another see.
b. To convey to heaven without death.
7. Physics To subject (a body) to translation.
8. Biology To subject (messenger RNA) to translation.
a. To make a translation.
b. To work as a translator.
2. To admit of translation: His poetry translates well.
3. To be changed or transformed in effect. Often used with into or to: "Today's low inflation and steady growth in household income translate into more purchasing power" (Thomas G. Exter).

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