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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Interpret  \In*ter"pret\,  v.  i. 
  To  act  as  an  interpreter.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Interpret  \In*ter"pret\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Interpreted};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Interpreting}.]  [F.  interpr[^e]ter,  L. 
  interpretari  p.  p.  interpretatus  fr  interpre?  interpeter, 
  agent,  negotiator;  inter  between  +  (prob.)  the  root  of 
  pretium  price.  See  {Price}.] 
  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  interpret 
  v  1:  make  sense  of  assign  a  meaning  to  [syn:  {construe}] 
  2:  give  an  interpretation  or  explanation  to 
  3:  give  an  interpretation  or  rendition  of  [syn:  {render}] 
  4:  create  an  image  or  likeness  of  [syn:  {represent}] 
  5:  render  into  another  language  [syn:  {translate}] 
  6:  make  sense  of  a  language;  "She  understands  French";  "Can  you 
  read  Greek?"  [syn:  {understand},  {read},  {translate}] 




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