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English definition of “interpret”


verb [T] (FIND MEANING)   /ɪnˈtɜr·prɪt/
to describe the meaning of something; examine in order to explain: It’s difficult to interpret these statistics without knowing how they were obtained.
(Definition of interpret verb (FIND MEANING) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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