Meaning of INTERPRET in English


v. (interpreted, interpreting)

1. tr. explain the meaning of (foreign or abstruse words, a dream, etc.).

2 tr. make out or bring out the meaning of (creative work).

3 intr. act as an interpreter, esp. of foreign languages.

4 tr. explain or understand (behaviour etc.) in a specified manner (interpreted his gesture as mocking).


interpretable adj. interpretability n. interpretation n. interpretational adj. interpretative adj. interpretive adj. interpretively adv.

Etymology: ME f. OF interpreter or L interpretari explain, translate f. interpres -pretis explainer

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.