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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

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

Reality is how we interpret it. Imagination and volition play a part in that interpretation. Which means that all reality is to some extent a fiction.
Yann Martel

It's good to know how to read, but it's dangerous to know how to read and not how to interpret what you're reading.
Mike Tyson

We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.
Tony Robbins

With high fashion, it's a performance. You're trying to interpret a fantasy in a very physical way, and you really are playing a character. I've played men, dead people, famous people, historical icons, and it's no mean feat. It's quite an insular experience even though the crowd is in front of you and there's an expectation.
Erin O'Connor
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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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