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    translate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word translate

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