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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

We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority.
Alfred Adler

I am more interested in how people interpret the phrase 'Elect The Dead' than what I may or may not have intended. I named the album after the track, which is a spiritual song about love, life and death and is the heaviest song on the album without having any heavy instruments.
Serj Tankian

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

To grasp the full significance of life is the actor's duty; to interpret it his problem; and to express it his dedication.
James Dean
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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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