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translate   (Sound)

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〔 trænsˋlet,trænz- 〕


〔 trænsˊleit,trænz- 〕

Overview of verb translate

The verb translate has 10 senses

  • translate, interpret, render -- (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.N.")

  • translate, transform -- (change from one form or medium into another; "Braque translated collage into oil")

  • understand, read, interpret, translate -- (make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?")

  • translate -- (bring to a certain spiritual state)

  • translate -- (change the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation)

  • translate -- (be equivalent in effect; "the growth in income translates into greater purchasing power")

  • translate -- (be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way; "poetry often does not translate"; "Tolstoy's novels translate well into English")

  • translate -- (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 -- (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 -- (determine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA)