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Verb: interpret  in'tur-prit
  1. Make sense of; assign a meaning to
    "How do you interpret his behaviour?";
    - construe, see
     
  2. Give an interpretation or explanation to
    - rede [archaic]
     
  3. (performing arts) perform or do in a particular way
    "The pianist interpreted the Beethoven sonata beautifully";
    - render
     
  4. (art) create an image or likeness of
    "The painter interpreted his wife as a young girl";
    - represent
     
  5. Restate (words) from one language into another language
    "Can you interpret the speech of the visiting dignitaries?";
    - translate, render
     
  6. Make sense of a language
    "She interprets French";
    - understand, read, translate

Derived forms: interpreting, interprets, interpreted

Type of: do, execute, explain, explicate, ingeminate, iterate, perform, re-create, reiterate, repeat, restate, retell, understand

Encyclopedia: Interpret