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interpret
used in Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

4 uses
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Definition
to understand or explain something in a particular way — often the meaning or significance of something
  • His denials, accompanied by a wistful smile which she interpreted as a sly one, only aggravated her suspicions.
    Chapter 9 (25% in)
interpreted = understood (in a particular way)
  • He hopes his flight, like that of the character in the title, toward asylum (Canada, or freedom, or the company of the welcoming dead), or home, is interpreted as a radical gesture demanding change, an alternative way, a cessation of things as they are.
    Forward (77% in)
  • interpreted = understood (in a particular way)
  • Freddie, however, interpreted her look as simple shame, but that didn't stop him from grinning.
    Chapter 1 (40% in)
  • interpreted = understood (in a particular way)
  • Every sentence, every word, was new to them and they listened to what he said like bright-eyed ravens, trembling in their eagerness to catch and interpret every sound in the universe.
    Chapter 3 (74% in)
interpret = understand
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