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

10 senses of translate

Sense 1
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 2
translate, transform -- (change from one form or medium into another; "Braque translated collage into oil")
       => change, alter, modify -- (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")

Sense 3
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")

Sense 4
translate -- (bring to a certain spiritual state)
       => transmit, transfer, transport, channel, channelize, channelise -- (send from one person or place to another; "transmit a message")

Sense 5
translate -- (change the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation)
       => move, displace -- (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")

Sense 6
translate -- (be equivalent in effect; "the growth in income translates into greater purchasing power")
       => equal, be -- (be identical or equivalent to; "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!")

Sense 7
translate -- (be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way; "poetry often does not translate"; "Tolstoy's novels translate well into English")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 8
translate -- (subject to movement in which every part of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point on the body)
       => move, displace -- (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")

Sense 9
translate -- (express, as in simple and less technical language; "Can you translate the instructions in this manual for a layman?"; "Is there a need to translate the psychiatrist's remarks?")
       => paraphrase, rephrase, reword -- (express the same message in different words)

Sense 10
translate -- (determine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA)
       => determine, find, find out, ascertain -- (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")

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