Definitions for interpret

Definitions for (verb) interpret

Main entry: interpret, understand, translate, read

Definition: make sense of a language

Usage: She understands French; Can you read Greek?

Main entry: construe, see, interpret

Definition: make sense of; assign a meaning to

Usage: What message do you see in this letter?; How do you interpret his behavior?

Main entry: rede, interpret

Definition: give an interpretation or explanation to

Main entry: render, translate, interpret

Definition: restate (words) from one language into another language

Usage: 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.

Main entry: represent, interpret

Definition: create an image or likeness of

Usage: The painter represented his wife as a young girl

Main entry: interpret, render

Definition: give an interpretation or rendition of

Usage: The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully

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