usage: an explanation of something that is not immediately obvious; "the edict was subject to many interpretations"; "he annoyed us with his interpreting of parables"; "often imitations are extended to provide a more accurate rendition of the child's intended meaning"
1. interpret, construe, see, understand
usage: make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?"
2. rede, interpret, explain, explicate
usage: give an interpretation or explanation to
3. interpret, render, perform, execute, do
usage: give an interpretation or rendition of; "The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully"
4. represent, interpret, re-create
usage: create an image or likeness of; "The painter represented his wife as a young girl"
usage: 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."