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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·ter·pret /ɪnˈtɝprət, pət/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 in·ter·pret /ɪnˈtɝprət, pət/ 及物動詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·ter·pret, v. i. To act as an interpreter.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·ter·pret v. t. [imp. & p. p. Interpreted; p. pr. & vb. n. Interpreting.]
 1. To explain or tell the meaning of; to expound; to translate orally into intelligible or familiar language or terms; to decipher; to define; -- applied esp. to language, but also to dreams, signs, conduct, mysteries, etc.; as, to interpret the Hebrew language to an Englishman; to interpret an Indian speech.
    Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.   --Matt. i. 23.
    And Pharaoh told them his dreams; but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.   --Gen. xli. 8.
 2. To apprehend and represent by means of art; to show by illustrative representation; as, an actor interprets the character of Hamlet; a musician interprets a sonata; an artist interprets a landscape.
 Syn: -- To translate; explain; solve; render; expound; elucidate; decipher; unfold; unravel.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see
           in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?"
           [syn: construe, see]
      2: give an interpretation or explanation to
      3: give an interpretation or rendition of; "The pianist
         rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully" [syn: render]
      4: create an image or likeness of; "The painter represented his
         wife as a young girl" [syn: represent]
      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.N." [syn: translate,
      6: make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you
         read Greek?" [syn: understand, read, translate]