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interpret
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  • He was beginning to put his own interpretation on the affair.
  • But in interpreting revelation I am the equal of anyone, great as he may be!

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  • It was impossible to discern in her now anything but a deep feeling for the spirit of the poem which she had undertaken to interpret.
  • The prince refused to believe that Lebedeff could have given such an interpretation, and they decided to ask him about it at the earliest opportunity.
  • He informed Muishkin that his father had lately found a new interpretation of the star called "wormwood," which fell upon the water-springs, as described in the Apocalypse.
  • "I have known," said he, "a real interpreter of the Apocalypse, the late Gregory Semeonovitch Burmistroff, and he—he pierced the heart like a fiery flash!

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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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