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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Translate  \Trans*late"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Translated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Translating}.]  [f.  translatus  used  as  p.  p.  of 
  transferre  to  transfer,  but  from  a  different  root.  See 
  {Trans-},  and  {Tolerate},  and  cf  {Translation}.] 
  1.  To  bear,  carry,  or  remove,  from  one  place  to  another;  to 
  transfer;  as  to  translate  a  tree.  [Archaic]  --Dryden. 
 
  In  the  chapel  of  St  Catharine  of  Sienna,  they  show 
  her  head-  the  rest  of  her  body  being  translated  to 
  Rome.  --Evelyn. 
 
  2.  To  change  to  another  condition,  position,  place  or 
  office;  to  transfer;  hence  to  remove  as  by  death. 
 
  3.  To  remove  to  heaven  without  a  natural  death. 
 
  By  faith  Enoch  was  translated,  that  he  should  not 
  see  death;  and  was  not  found  because  God  had 
  translatedhim  --Heb.  xi  5. 
 
  4.  (Eccl.)  To  remove,  as  a  bishop,  from  one  see  to  another. 
  ``Fisher,  Bishop  of  Rochester,  when  the  king  would  have 
  translated  him  from  that  poor  bishopric  to  a  better,  .  .  . 
  refused.''  --Camden. 
 
  5.  To  render  into  another  language;  to  express  the  sense  of 
  in  the  words  of  another  language;  to  interpret;  hence  to 
  explain  or  recapitulate  in  other  words 
 
  Translating  into  his  own  clear,  pure,  and  flowing 
  language,  what  he  found  in  books  well  known  to  the 
  world,  but  too  bulky  or  too  dry  for  boys  and  girls. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  6.  To  change  into  another  form  to  transform. 
 
  Happy  is  your  grace,  That  can  translatethe 
  stubbornness  of  fortune  Into  so  quiet  and  so  sweet  a 
  style.  --Shak. 
 
  7.  (Med.)  To  cause  to  remove  from  one  part  of  the  body  to 
  another;  as  to  translate  a  disease. 
 
  8.  To  cause  to  lose  senses  or  recollection;  to  entrance. 
  [Obs.]  --J.  Fletcher. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Translate  \Trans*late\,  v.  i. 
  To  make  a  translation;  to  be  engaged  in  translation. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  translate 
  v  1:  render  into  another  language  [syn:  {interpret}] 
  2:  change  from  one  form  or  medium  into  another;  "Braque 
  translated  collage  into  oil"  [syn:  {transform}] 
  3:  make  sense  of  a  language;  "She  understands  French";  "Can  you 
  read  Greek?"  [syn:  {understand},  {read},  {interpret}] 
  4:  bring  to  a  certain  spiritual  state 
  5:  change  the  position  of  (figures  or  bodies)  in  space  without 
  rotation,  in  mathematics 
  6:  be  translatable,  or  be  translatable  in  a  certain  way 
  "poetry  often  does  not  translate";  "Tolstoy's  novels 
  translate  well  into  English" 




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