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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
interpret (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to explain or tell the meaning of present in understandable terms - interpret dreams needed help interpreting the results
2.
to conceive in the light of individual belief, judgment, or circumstance - construe interpret a contract
3.
intransitive verb
to represent by means of art bring to realization by performance or direction - interprets a role to act as an between speakers of different languages - interpreter explain
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
interpret (verb)
1.
to make plain or understandable
SYNONIMS:
clarify, clear (up), construe, demonstrate, demystify, elucidate, explicate, expound, get across, illuminate, illustrate, interpret, simplify, spell out, unriddle
RELATED WORDS:
decipher, decode; analyze, break down; disentangle, undo, unravel, unscramble, untangle; resolve, solve; define, specify; annotate, commentate, gloss
NEAR ANTONYMS:
befog, cloud; confound, confuse, obfuscate
obscure
interpret (verb)
2.
to present a portrayal or performance of
SYNONIMS:
do, impersonate, interpret, perform, play, portray
RELATED WORDS:
depict, dramatize, render, represent; act out, enact, pantomime, playact, role-play, take on; overact, overplay, underplay; ape, clown, ham, imitate, masquerade, mime, mimic, pose (as); star (in); coact, costar
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