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English verb: translate

1. translate (communication) restate (words) from one language into another language


SamplesI 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..


Synonymsinterpret, render


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)ingeminate, iterate, reiterate, repeat, restate, retell


Narrower (hyponym)gloss, Latinize, mistranslate, retranslate


Verb grouptranslate

2. translate (change) change from one form or medium into another


SamplesBraque translated collage into oil.


Synonymstransform


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)diagonalise, diagonalize, metricise, metricize

3. translate (cognition) make sense of a language


SamplesShe understands French.
Can you read Greek?.


Synonymsinterpret, read, understand


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)understand

4. translate (contact) bring to a certain spiritual state


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)channel, channelise, channelize, transfer, transmit, transport

5. translate (change) change the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Domain categorygeometry

6. translate (stative) be equivalent in effect


SamplesThe growth in income translates into greater purchasing power.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)be, equal

7. translate (stative) be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way


SamplesPoetry often does not translate.
Tolstoy's novels translate well into English.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)be


Verb groupinterpret, render, translate

8. translate (motion) subject to movement in which every part of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point on the body


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics

9. translate (communication) express, as in simple and less technical language


SamplesCan you translate the instructions in this manual for a layman?.
Is there a need to translate the psychiatrist's remarks?.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)paraphrase, rephrase, reword

10. translate (communication) determine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ascertain, determine, find, find out


Domain categorygenetic science, genetics









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