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interpret
used in The Witch of Blackbird Pond

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Definition
to understand or explain something in a particular way — often the meaning or significance of something
  • They looked hard and purposeful, and Goodwife Cruff's eyes glittered toward Kit with contempt and something else she could not interpret.
    p. 197.5
interpret = understand

(editor's note:  In this context, contempt means "lack of respect for someone thought inferior.")
  •   "Don't forget, your aunt has been away from England for a long time."
      Kit was aware again of that intangible warning that she could not interpret.
    p. 20.9
  • interpret = understand
  • But Dr. Bulkeley says that Connecticut has misinterpreted the charter.
    p. 70.9
misinterpreted = wrongly understood

(Editor's note:  The prefix "mis-" in misinterpreted means wrong and reverses the meaning of interpreted. This is the same pattern you see in words like misunderstand, misbehave, and misuse.)
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