Meaning of TRANSLATE in English


[trans.late] vb ; [ME, fr. L translatus (pp. of transferre to transfer, translate), fr. trans- + latus, pp. of ferre to carry--more at tolerate, bear] vt (14c) 1 a: to bear, remove, or change from one place, state, form, or appearance to another: transfer, transform "a country boy translated to the city" "~ ideas into action" b: to convey to heaven or to a nontemporal condition without death c: to transfer (a bishop) from one see to another

2. a: to turn into one's own or another language b: to transfer or turn from one set of symbols into another: transcribe c (1): to express in different terms and esp. different words: paraphrase (2): to express in more comprehensible terms: explain, interpret

3: enrapture

4: to subject to mathematical translation

5: to subject (as genetic information) to translation in protein synthesis ~ vi 1: to practice translation or make a translation; also: to admit of or be adaptable to translation "a word that doesn't ~ easily"

2: to undergo a translation

3: lead, result--usu. used with into "tax cuts ~ into bigger savings" -- n -- adj -- n

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