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interpret

verb  us   /ɪnˈtɜr·prɪt/

interpret verb (FIND MEANING)

[T] to describe the meaning of something; examine in order to explain: It’s difficult to interpret these statistics without knowing how they were obtained.

interpret verb (CHANGE LANGUAGE)

[I/T] to change what someone is saying into the words of another language; translate : [I] I had to ask someone to interpret for me because I don’t know any Italian.
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