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interpret
used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

2 meanings, 7 uses
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1  —6 uses 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.)
  • He had not been the chief interrogator, bearing a rank equal to admiral, that he had claimed to be; he'd been only a low-ranking interpreter.
    p. 357.1
interpreter = someone who translates language
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • An interpreter translated.
    p. 35.4
  • interpreter = someone who translates language
  • Both Maher and Fitzgerald spoke Japanese, and they served as the camp's only resident interpreters.
    p. 201.4
  • interpreters = people who translate spoken words into another language
  • No one did more than Private Yukichi Kano, the camp interpreter.
    p. 245.7
  • interpreter = someone who translates language
  • Late one night, when Louie was walking back from the benjo, he saw the camp interpreter, Yukichi Kano, kneeling beside Mansfield, draping a blanket over him.
    p. 268.8
  • interpreter = someone who translates language
  • They asked the Japanese interpreter if he could get them sake, and a barrel full of it soon arrived.
    p. 309.9
interpreter = someone who translates language
There are no more uses of "interpret" flagged with this meaning in Unbroken by Hillenbrand.

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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
  • There was always some risk of to be misunderstood by other Japanese by making humane interpretation of our duty.
    p. 197.0
interpretation = understanding

(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.)
There are no more uses of "interpret" flagged with this meaning in Unbroken by Hillenbrand.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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