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  Definition of translate
  1. change from one form or medium into another; "Braque translated collage into oil"
  2. change the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation
  3. make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?"
  4. genetics: determine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA
  5. 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.
  6. express, as in simple and less technical langauge; "Can you translate the instructions in this manual for a layman?"; "Is there a need to translate the psychiatrist''s remarks?"
  7. bring to a certain spiritual state
  8. physics: subject to movement in which every part of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point on the body
  9. be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way; "poetry often does not translate"; "Tolstoy''s novels translate well into English"
  10. be equivalent in effect; "the growth in income translates into greater purchasing power"
Similar Words: transform, understand, read, interpret, render

 

Hyponyms: metricize, metricise, diagonalize, diagonalise, retranslate, mistranslate, gloss, latinize

 

Grouped Verbs: interpret, render

 

Derivational Morphology: transformation, translation, interpreter, translator, interpretive program, interlingual rendition, rendering, version, transcriber, displacement

 

Anagrams: alertness

 

Language Translations:
Afrikaans: vertaal   Armenian: թարգմանել  
Breton: treiñ   Bulgarian: превеждам  
Catalan: traduïr   Chinese: 翻譯  
Croatian: prevesti   Danish: oversætte  
Dutch: vertalen   Esperanto: traduki  
Estonian: tõlkima   Finnish: kääntää  
French: traduire   Frisian: oersette  
German: übersetzen   Greek: μεταφράζω  
Hebrew: לתרגם   Hungarian: fordítani  
Indonesian: terjemah   Italian: tradurre  
Japanese: 翻訳する   Korean: 번역하다  
Latin: traducere   Malayalam: തര്‍ജ്ജമ  
Maltese: traduci   Norwegian: oversette  
Polish: tłumaczyć   Portuguese: traduzir  
Romanian: a traduce   Russian: переводить  
Slovak: prekladať   Spanish: traducir  
Swedish: översätta   Turkish: tercüme  
Vietnamese: dịch   Welsh: cyfieithu  
 
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