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  Definition of interpret
  1. make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?"
  2. make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?"
  3. give an interpretation or explanation to
  4. restate (words) from one language into another language; "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.
  5. create an image or likeness of; "The painter represented his wife as a young girl"
  6. give an interpretation or rendition of; "The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully"
Similar Words: understand, read, translate, construe, see, render, represent

 

See Also: collocate with, construe with, cooccur with, co-occur with, go with

 

Hyponyms: misconstrue, misinterpret, misconceive, misunderstand, misapprehend, be amiss, read between the lines, mythicize, mythicise, literalize, literalise, spiritualize, spiritualise, reinterpret, allegorize, allegorise, take, read, scan, educe, evoke, elicit, extract, draw out, moralize, moralise, deconstruct, re-explain, commentate, gloss, comment, annotate, retranslate, mistranslate, latinize, sensualize, carnalize, silhouette, animalize, animalise, profile, paint, capture, picture, depict, render, show, stylize, stylise, conventionalize, map, portray, limn, present, draw, model, mock up, graph, chart, sing

 

Grouped Verbs: see, consider, reckon, view, regard, translate

 

Derivational Morphology: construal, interpretation, reading, version, interpreting, rendition, rendering, interpreter, translator, interpretive program, translation, interlingual rendition, transcriber, representation

 

Anagrams: pine tree, pertinent

 

 
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