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interpret (v.)

late 14c., "expound the meaning of, render clear or explicit," from Old French interpreter "explain; translate" (13c.) and directly from Latin interpretari "explain, expound, understand," from interpres "agent, translator," from inter "between" (see inter-) + second element probably from PIE *per- (5) "to traffic in, sell." Related: Interpreted; interpreting.

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Definitions of interpret

interpret (v.)
make sense of; assign a meaning to;
How do you interpret his behavior?
Synonyms: construe / see
interpret (v.)
give an interpretation or explanation to;
Synonyms: rede
interpret (v.)
give an interpretation or rendition of;
Synonyms: render
interpret (v.)
create an image or likeness of;
Synonyms: represent
interpret (v.)
restate (words) from one language into another language;
Can you interpret the speech of the visiting dignitaries?
Synonyms: translate / render
interpret (v.)
make sense of a language;
Synonyms: understand / read / translate
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