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interpret
used in Atlas Shrugged

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1  —3 uses as in:
her interpretation of the data
Definition
to understand or explain something in a particular way — often the meaning or significance of something
  • Our modern laws are elastic and open to interpretation according to .... circumstances.
    2.8 Part 2 Chapter 8 — By Our Love (95% in)
  • Mr. Rearden, you do not know these people's way of doing business or how they interpret your presence here.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (86% in)
  • Some made no comment at all, but turned away, their faces showing a peculiar resentment under the effort to appear noncommittal, as if they feared that the mere act of looking at him would be interpreted as taking a stand.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (67% in)

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  • It's for you to interpret.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (65% in)
  • But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted-and you create a nation of law-breakers-and then you cash in on guilt.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (36% in)
  • He could not interpret the sound of her voice, it was low, it was part-moan, part-chuckle, part-triumph-but it was the first sound of emotion to come from her, and he plunged on, with no choice but to hope.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (61% in)
  • She told herself that she could not condemn without understanding, that she knew nothing about his world, that the extent of her ignorance was the extent to which she misinterpreted his actions.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (22% in)

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