Definitions for translate

Definitions for (verb) translate

Main entry: transform, translate

Definition: change from one form or medium into another

Usage: Braque translated collage into oil

Main entry: translate

Definition: change the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation

Main entry: interpret, understand, translate, read

Definition: make sense of a language

Usage: She understands French; Can you read Greek?

Main entry: translate

Definition: determine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA

Main entry: render, translate, interpret

Definition: restate (words) from one language into another language

Usage: 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.

Main entry: translate

Definition: express, as in simple and less technical language

Usage: Can you translate the instructions in this manual for a layman?; Is there a need to translate the psychiatrist's remarks?

Main entry: translate

Definition: bring to a certain spiritual state

Main entry: translate

Definition: subject to movement in which every part of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point on the body

Main entry: translate

Definition: be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way

Usage: poetry often does not translate; Tolstoy's novels translate well into English

Main entry: translate

Definition: be equivalent in effect

Usage: the growth in income translates into greater purchasing power

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