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Synonyms of translate

Verb


1. translate, interpret, render, repeat, reiterate, ingeminate, iterate, restate, retell

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."

2. translate, transform, change, alter, modify

usage: change from one form or medium into another; "Braque translated collage into oil"

3. understand, read, interpret, translate, understand

usage: make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?"

4. translate, transmit, transfer, transport, channel, channelize, channelise

usage: bring to a certain spiritual state

5. translate, move, displace

usage: change the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation

6. translate, equal, be

usage: be equivalent in effect; "the growth in income translates into greater purchasing power"

7. translate, be

usage: be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way; "poetry often does not translate"; "Tolstoy's novels translate well into English"

8. translate, move, displace

usage: subject to movement in which every part of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point on the body

9. translate, paraphrase, rephrase, reword

usage: express, as in simple and less technical language; "Can you translate the instructions in this manual for a layman?"; "Is there a need to translate the psychiatrist's remarks?"

10. translate, determine, find, find out, ascertain

usage: determine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA

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