Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb interpret

6 senses of interpret

Sense 1
interpret, construe, see -- (make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?")
       => understand -- (know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means")

Sense 2
rede, interpret -- (give an interpretation or explanation to)
       => explain, explicate -- (make plain and comprehensible; "He explained the laws of physics to his students")

Sense 3
interpret, render -- (give an interpretation or rendition of; "The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully")
       => perform, execute, do -- (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")

Sense 4
represent, interpret -- (create an image or likeness of; "The painter represented his wife as a young girl")
       => re-create -- (create anew; "Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale")

Sense 5
translate, interpret, render -- (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.")
       => repeat, reiterate, ingeminate, iterate, restate, retell -- (to say, state, or perform again; "She kept reiterating her request")

Sense 6
understand, read, interpret, translate -- (make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?")
       => understand -- (know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means")

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