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Meaning of TRANSLATE

Pronunciation:  trans'leyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  change from one form or medium into another; "Braque translated collage into oil"
  2. [v]  change the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation, in mathematics
  3. [v]  make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?"
  4. [v]  genetics: determine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA
  5. [v]  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."
  6. [v]  express, as in simple and less technical langauge; "Can you translate the instructions in this manual for a layman?"; "Is there a need to translate the psychiatrist's remarks?"
  7. [v]  bring to a certain spiritual state
  8. [v]  physics: 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. [v]  be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way; "poetry often does not translate"; "Tolstoy's novels translate well into English"
  10. [v]  be equivalent in effect; "the growth in income translates into greater purchasing power"

TRANSLATE is a 9 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: interpret, interpret, read, render, transform, understand
 See Also: alter, ascertain, be, change, channel, channelise, channelize, determine, diagonalise, diagonalize, displace, displace, equal, find, find out, gloss, ingeminate, iterate, latinize, metricise, metricize, mistranslate, move, move, paraphrase, prepare, reiterate, repeat, rephrase, restate, retell, retranslate, reword, transfer, transmit, transport



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Trans*late"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Translated}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Translating}.] [f. translatus, used as p. p. of
    transferre to transfer, but from a different root. See
    {Trans-}, and {Tolerate}, and cf. {Translation}.]
    1. To bear, carry, or remove, from one place to another; to
       transfer; as, to translate a tree. [Archaic] --Dryden.
             In the chapel of St. Catharine of Sienna, they show
             her head- the rest of her body being translated to
             Rome.                                 --Evelyn.
    2. To change to another condition, position, place, or
       office; to transfer; hence, to remove as by death.
    3. To remove to heaven without a natural death.
             By faith Enoch was translated, that he should not
             see death; and was not found, because God had
             translatedhim.                        --Heb. xi. 5.
    4. (Eccl.) To remove, as a bishop, from one see to another.
       ``Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, when the king would have
       translated him from that poor bishopric to a better, . . .
       refused.'' --Camden.
    5. To render into another language; to express the sense of
       in the words of another language; to interpret; hence, to
       explain or recapitulate in other words.
             Translating into his own clear, pure, and flowing
             language, what he found in books well known to the
             world, but too bulky or too dry for boys and girls.
    6. To change into another form; to transform.
             Happy is your grace, That can translatethe
             stubbornness of fortune Into so quiet and so sweet a
             style.                                --Shak.
    7. (Med.) To cause to remove from one part of the body to
       another; as, to translate a disease.
    8. To cause to lose senses or recollection; to entrance.
       [Obs.] --J. Fletcher.
  2. \Trans*late\, v. i.
    To make a translation; to be engaged in translation.