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interpret
used in Night

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
interpret Spanish to English
Definition
to translate words into spoken words of another language

(This word is especially used in place of translate when the translation is done real-time, or on-the-fly, or immediately as needed.)
  • A German officer accompanied by a Hungarian lieutenant interpreter, came up and introduced himself.
    Two (11% in)
interpreter = someone who translates language
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2  —1 use as in:
her interpretation of the data
Definition
to understand or explain something in a particular way — often the meaning or significance of something
  • Still lost in his cabalistic dreams, Akibe Drummer had discovered a verse in the Bible which, interpreted in terms of numerology, enabled him to predict that the deliverance was due within the coming weeks.
    Four (22% in)
interpreted = understood (in a particular way)
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