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Definition 1: change the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation - [verb of change]

(translate is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(translate belongs to category ...) the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces

Definition 2: change from one form or medium into another - [verb of change]

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

  • Braque translated collage into oil

Synonyms for translate in the sense of this definition

(translate is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of translate ) express in the metric system

(... is a kind of translate ) transform a matrix to a diagonal matrix

Definition 3: make sense of a language - [verb of cognition]

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

  • She understands French
  • Can you read Greek?

Synonyms for translate in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

Samples where translate 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 translate in the sense of this definition

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

"She kept reiterating her request"

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

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

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

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

(translate 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: determine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA - [verb of communication]

(translate is a kind of ...) establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study

"find the product of two numbers" "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"

(translate belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms

Definition 6: express, as in simple and less technical language - [verb of communication]

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

  • Can you translate the instructions in this manual for a layman?
  • Is there a need to translate the psychiatrist's remarks?

(translate is a kind of ...) express the same message in different words

Definition 7: bring to a certain spiritual state - [verb of contact]

(translate is a kind of ...) send from one person or place to another

"transmit a message"

Definition 8: subject to movement in which every part of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point on the body - [verb of motion]

(translate is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(translate belongs to category ...) the science of matter and energy and their interactions

"his favorite subject was physics"

Definition 9: be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way - [verb of stative]

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

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

(translate is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(translate has a similar meaning as ...) 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."

Definition 10: be equivalent in effect - [verb of stative]

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

  • the growth in income translates into greater purchasing power

(translate is a kind of ...) be identical or equivalent to

"One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!"

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