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translate (v.)

14世纪初,"从一个地方移到另一个地方",也"从一种语言转向另一种语言",来自古法语 translater ,并直接从拉丁语 translatus "携带过来",作为 transferre "带过来,带过去"的过去分词(见 transfer ),从 trans "跨过,超越"(见 trans- )+ lātus "承担,携带"(见 oblate (n.))。相关: Translated ; translating 。类似的概念在它所取代的古英语单词 awendan 后面,来自 wendan "to turn, direct" (见 wend )。

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Definitions of translate from WordNet

translate (v.)
restate (words) from one language into another language;
He translates for the U.N.
I have to translate when my in-laws from Austria visit the U.S.
Synonyms: interpret / render
translate (v.)
change from one form or medium into another;
Braque translated collage into oil
Synonyms: transform
translate (v.)
make sense of a language;
Synonyms: understand / read / interpret
translate (v.)
bring to a certain spiritual state;
translate (v.)
change the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation;
translate (v.)
be equivalent in effect;
the growth in income translates into greater purchasing power
translate (v.)
be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way;
Tolstoy's novels translate well into English
poetry often does not translate
translate (v.)
subject to movement in which every part of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point on the body;
translate (v.)
express, as in simple and less technical language;
Can you translate the instructions in this manual for a layman?
Is there a need to translate the psychiatrist's remarks?
translate (v.)
determine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA;
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