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English definition of “interpret”

interpret

verb [T] (EXPRESS)    /ɪnˈtɜː.prɪt/ US  /-ˈtɝː-/
to express your own ideas about the intended meaning of a play or a piece of music when performing it: If Shakespeare's plays are to reach a large audience they need to be interpreted in a modern style .Playing musicSinging in generalActing, rehearsing and performing
(Definition of interpret verb (EXPRESS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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