Word Focus

focusing on words and literature





Definitions and Synonyms of interpret | Another word for interpret | What is interpret?

Definition 1: make sense of; assign a meaning to - [verb of cognition]

Samples where interpret or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • What message do you see in this letter?
  • How do you interpret his behavior?

Synonyms for interpret in the sense of this definition

(interpret is a kind of ...) know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

"She did not understand her husband" "I understand what she means"

(... is a kind of interpret ) obtain data from magnetic tapes or other digital sources

"This dictionary can be read by the computer"

(... is a kind of interpret ) interpret something that is written or printed

"read the advertisement" "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"

(... is a kind of interpret ) interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression

"I read this address as a satire" "How should I take this message?"

(... is a kind of interpret ) interpret as an allegory

(... is a kind of interpret ) assign a new or different meaning to

(... is a kind of interpret ) give a spiritual meaning to; read in a spiritual sense

(... is a kind of interpret ) make literal

"literalize metaphors"

(... is a kind of interpret ) interpret as a myth or in terms of mythology

"mythicize the ancient stories"

(... is a kind of interpret ) read what is implied but not expressed on the surface

(... is a kind of interpret ) interpret in the wrong way

"Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism" "She misconstrued my remarks"

(... is a kind of interpret ) deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)

"We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"

(interpret has a similar meaning as ...) deem to be

"She views this quite differently from me" "I consider her to be shallow" "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"

Definition 2: make sense of a language - [verb of cognition]

Samples where interpret or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She understands French
  • Can you read Greek?

Synonyms for interpret in the sense of this definition

(interpret is a kind of ...) know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

"She did not understand her husband" "I understand what she means"

Definition 3: give an interpretation or explanation to - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for interpret in the sense of this definition

(interpret is a kind of ...) make plain and comprehensible

"He explained the laws of physics to his students"

(... is a kind of interpret ) interpret the moral meaning of

"moralize a story"

(... is a kind of interpret ) interpret (a text or an artwork) by the method of deconstructing

(... is a kind of interpret ) interpret from a different viewpoint

(... is a kind of interpret ) serve as a commentator, as in sportscasting

(... is a kind of interpret ) interpret falsely

(... is a kind of interpret ) provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases

"He annotated on what his teacher had written"

(... is a kind of interpret ) make a commentary on

Definition 4: restate (words) from one language into another language - [verb of communication]

Samples where interpret or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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.

Synonyms for interpret in the sense of this definition

(interpret is a kind of ...) to say, state, or perform again

"She kept reiterating her request"

(... is a kind of interpret ) translate again

(... is a kind of interpret ) translate incorrectly

(... is a kind of interpret ) provide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase

(... is a kind of interpret ) translate into Latin

(interpret has a similar meaning as ...) be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way

"poetry often does not translate" "Tolstoy's novels translate well into English"

Definition 5: give an interpretation or rendition of - [verb of creation]

Samples where interpret or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully

Synonyms for interpret in the sense of this definition

(interpret is a kind of ...) carry out or perform an action

"John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters" "the skater executed a triple pirouette" "she did a little dance"

(... is a kind of interpret ) deliver by singing

"Sing Christmas carols"

(interpret belongs to category ...) arts or skills that require public performance

Definition 6: create an image or likeness of - [verb of creation]

Samples where interpret or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The painter represented his wife as a young girl

Synonyms for interpret in the sense of this definition

(interpret is a kind of ...) create anew

"Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale"

(... is a kind of interpret ) represent by means of a graph

"chart the data"

(... is a kind of interpret ) construct a model of

"model an airplane"

(... is a kind of interpret ) represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface

"She drew an elephant" "Draw me a horse"

(... is a kind of interpret ) represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture

"The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting"

(... is a kind of interpret ) make a portrait of

"Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba"

(... is a kind of interpret ) make a map of; show or establish the features of details of

"map the surface of Venus"

(... is a kind of interpret ) represent according to a conventional style

"a stylized female head"

(... is a kind of interpret ) show in, or as in, a picture

"This scene depicts country life" "the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"

(... is a kind of interpret ) succeed in representing or expressing something intangible

"capture the essence of Spring" "capture an idea"

(... is a kind of interpret ) make a painting of

"He painted his mistress many times"

(... is a kind of interpret ) represent in profile, by drawing or painting

(... is a kind of interpret ) represent in the form of an animal

(... is a kind of interpret ) represent by a silhouette

(... is a kind of interpret ) represent materialistically, as in a painting or a sculpture

(interpret belongs to category ...) the creation of beautiful or significant things

"art does not need to be innovative to be good" "I was never any good at art" "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

More words

Another word for interposition

Another word for interpose

Another word for interpolation

Another word for interpolate

Another word for interpol

Another word for interpretable

Another word for interpretation

Another word for interpretative

Another word for interpretative dance

Another word for interpretative dancing


Other word for interpretative dancing

interpretative dancing meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce interpretative dancing