Synonyms for translate

Synonyms for (verb) translate

Synonyms: transform, translate

Definition: change from one form or medium into another

Usage: Braque translated collage into oil

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: translate

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

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


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: translate

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

Similar words: ascertain, find, find out, determine

Definition: establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study

Usage: find the product of two numbers; The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize


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: translate

Definition: express, as in simple and less technical language

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

Similar words: paraphrase, reword, rephrase

Definition: express the same message in different words


Synonyms: translate

Definition: bring to a certain spiritual state

Similar words: channel, channelise, channelize, transfer, transmit, transport

Definition: send from one person or place to another

Usage: transmit a message


Synonyms: translate

Definition: subject to movement in which every part of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point on the body

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: translate

Definition: be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way

Usage: poetry often does not translate; Tolstoy's novels translate well into English

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer


Synonyms: translate

Definition: be equivalent in effect

Usage: the growth in income translates into greater purchasing power

Similar words: be, equal

Definition: be identical or equivalent to

Usage: One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!