Meaning & Definition of Interpret in English
1. Make sense of
- Assign a meaning to
- "What message do you see in this letter?"
- "How do you interpret his behavior?"
2. Give an interpretation or explanation to
3. Give an interpretation or rendition of
- "The pianist rendered the beethoven sonata beautifully"
4. Create an image or likeness of
- "The painter represented his wife as a young girl"
5. Restate (words) from one language into another language
- "I have to translate when my in-laws from austria visit the u.s."
- "Can you interpret the speech of the visiting dignitaries?"
- "She rendered the french poem into english"
- "He translates for the u.n."
6. Make sense of a language
- "She understands french"
- "Can you read greek?"
Examples of using
Scientists interpret it differently.
I don't know how to interpret his words.
How do you interpret these lines of the poem?