Interpret

Definition of Interpret

In`ter´pret
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Interpreted; p. pr. & vb. n. Interpreting.]
1.To explain or tell the meaning of; to expound; to translate orally into intelligible or familiar language or terms; to decipher; to define; - applied esp. to language, but also to dreams, signs, conduct, mysteries, etc.; as, to interpret the Hebrew language to an Englishman; to interpret an Indian speech.
Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
- Matt. i. 23.
And Pharaoh told them his dreams; but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.
- Gen. xli. 8.
2.To apprehend and represent by means of art; to show by illustrative representation; as, an actor interprets the character of Hamlet; a musician interprets a sonata; an artist interprets a landscape.
v. i.1.To act as an interpreter.

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