Etymology
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translate (v.)

early 14c., "to remove from one place to another," also "to turn from one language to another," from Old French translater and directly from Latin translatus "carried over," serving as past participle of transferre "to bring over, carry over" (see transfer), from trans "across, beyond" (see trans-) + lātus "borne, carried" (see oblate (n.)). Related: Translated; translating. A similar notion is behind the Old English word it replaced, awendan, from wendan "to turn, direct" (see wend).

Origin and meaning of translate
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Definitions of translate

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;
From wordnet.princeton.edu