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interpret
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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as in: her interpretation of the data Define
to understand or explain something in a particular way -- often the meaning or significance of something
  • [regarding Jim’s dream]  So Jim went to work and told me the whole thing right through, just as it happened, only he painted it up considerable.  Then he said he must start in and "’terpret" it, because it was sent for a warning.
    "Oh, well, that’s all interpreted well enough as far as it goes, Jim," I says; "but..."

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as in: interpret Spanish to English Define
to translate words into spoken words of another language (This word is used in place of translate when the translation is done real-time, or on-the-fly, or immediately as needed.)
as in: her interpretation of the data Define
to understand or explain something in a particular way -- often the meaning or significance of something
as in: her musical interpretation Define
express personal artistic ideas or feelings while performing (or performing to) someone else's work
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