Synonyms for interpret

Synonyms for (verb) interpret

Synonyms: interpret, understand, translate, read

Definition: make sense of a language

Usage: She understands French; Can you read Greek?

Similar words: understand

Definition: know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

Usage: She did not understand her husband; I understand what she means


Synonyms: 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?

Similar words: understand

Definition: know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

Usage: She did not understand her husband; I understand what she means


Synonyms: rede, interpret

Definition: give an interpretation or explanation to

Similar words: explain, explicate

Definition: make plain and comprehensible

Usage: He explained the laws of physics to his students


Synonyms: 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.

Similar words: ingeminate, iterate, reiterate, repeat, restate, retell

Definition: to say, state, or perform again

Usage: She kept reiterating her request


Synonyms: represent, interpret

Definition: create an image or likeness of

Usage: The painter represented his wife as a young girl

Similar words: re-create

Definition: create anew

Usage: Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale


Synonyms: interpret, render

Definition: give an interpretation or rendition of

Usage: The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully

Similar words: do, perform, execute

Definition: carry out or perform an action

Usage: John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters; the skater executed a triple pirouette; she did a little dance