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interpret
used in The War of the Worlds

4 uses
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Definition
to understand or explain something in a particular way — often the meaning or significance of something
  • Abruptly the right interpretation dawned upon my mind.
    2.1 — Book 2 Chapter 1 — Under Foot (89% in)
interpretation = understanding (of something in a particular way)

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Men like Schiaparelli watched the red planet—it is odd, by-the-bye, that for countless centuries Mars has been the star of war—but failed to interpret the fluctuating appearances of the markings they mapped so well.
    1.1 — Book 1 Chapter 1 — The Coming of the Martians (42% in)
  • interpret = understand
  • Or did they interpret our spurts of fire, the sudden stinging of our shells, our steady investment of their encampment, as we should the furious unanimity of onslaught in a disturbed hive of bees?
    1.15 — Book 1 Chapter 15 — What Happened in Surrey (36% in)
  • interpret = understand (something in a particular way)
  • I did not know what these were—there was no time for scrutiny—and I put a more horrible interpretation on them than they deserved.
    2.1 — Book 2 Chapter 1 — Under Foot (35% in)
interpretation = understanding or explanation (of something in a particular way)

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
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