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English verb: transcribe

1. transcribe (communication) write out from speech, notes, etc.


SamplesTranscribe the oral history of this tribe.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)get down, put down, set down, write down

2. transcribe (communication) rewrite in a different script


SamplesThe Sanskrit text had to be transliterated.


Synonymstransliterate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)rewrite


Narrower (hyponym)braille, Latinise, Latinize, Romanise, Romanize

3. transcribe (creation) rewrite or arrange a piece of music for an instrument or medium other than that originally intended


ExamplesDid he transcribe his major works over a short period of time?


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)accommodate, adapt


Domain categoryeuphony, music

4. transcribe (communication) make a phonetic transcription of


SamplesThe anthropologist transcribed the sentences of the native informant.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)rewrite

5. transcribe (change) convert the genetic information in (a strand of DNA) into a strand of RNA, especially messenger RNA


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)convert


Domain categorybiochemistry









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