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Definition of Interpret

Interpret

  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.
  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.
  3. To act as an interpreter.

Interpret Quotations

Amos Bronson Alcott Quote
Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.
Amos Bronson Alcott

You see, it's never the environment; it's never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events - how we interpret them - that shapes who we are today and who we'll become tomorrow.
Tony Robbins

An actor must interpret life, and in order to do so must be willing to accept all the experiences life has to offer. In fact, he must seek out more of life than life puts at his feet.
James Dean

But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
Umberto Eco

I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
Umberto Eco
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Interpret Translations

interpret in Afrikaans is vertolk
interpret in Dutch is uitleggen, duiden, interpreteren
interpret in Finnish is tulkita
interpret in Norwegian is tolke, tyde
interpret in Portuguese is interprete
interpret in Spanish is interpretar
interpret in Swedish is tyda, tolka

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