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translate

 
Verb translate has 10 senses
  1. translate, interpret, render - restate (words) from one language into another language; "I have to translate when my in-laws from Austria visit the U.S."; "Can you interpret the speech of the visiting dignitaries?"; "She rendered the French poem into English"; "He translates for the U.N."
    --1 is one way to repeat, reiterate, ingeminate, iterate, restate, retell
    Derived forms: noun translation1, noun translator1, noun translator2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. translate, transform - change from one form or medium into another; "Braque translated collage into oil"
    --2 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Derived form: noun translation3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  3. understand, read, interpret, translate - make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?"
    --3 is one way to understand
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  4. translate - bring to a certain spiritual state
    --4 is one way to
    transmit, transfer, transport, channel, channelize, channelise
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  5. translate - change the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation
    --5 is one way to
    move, displace
    Derived form: noun translation2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. translate - be equivalent in effect; "the growth in income translates into greater purchasing power"
    --6 is one way to
    equal, be
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  7. translate - be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way; "poetry often does not translate"; "Tolstoy's novels translate well into English"
    --7 is one way to
    be
    Derived form: noun translation1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  8. translate - physics: subject to movement in which every part of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point on the body
    --8 is one way to
    move, displace
    Derived form: noun translation7
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  9. translate - express, as in simple and less technical langauge; "Can you translate the instructions in this manual for a layman?"; "Is there a need to translate the psychiatrist's remarks?"
    --9 is one way to
    paraphrase, rephrase, reword
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  10. translate - genetics: determine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA
    --10 is one way to
    determine, find, find out, ascertain
    Derived form: noun translation5
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
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