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translate

verb
 
 
/trænzˈleɪt/
[I or T] to change something into a different form, or to be changed in this way: be translated into sth An organization's "mission statement" is typically translated into a set of goals and measures which are then passed down to individual departments.translate into sth Higher R&D spending does not always translate into competitive advantage.translate sth into sth The Purchase Funnel Assessment assesses how effectively a brand translates awareness into purchases and retention.
[I or T] to change the words of one language into the words in another language that have the same meaning: Finding interpreters who can translate directly from Estonian to Portuguese is almost impossible.translate sth into sth You can't just translate an English website into Spanish and assume it will still be effective.be translated into sth The book has been translated into more than twenty languages.
[T] FINANCE, ACCOUNTING if an amount in one currency is translated into another currency, its value is given in the other currency: be translated into sth Foreign income is translated into U.S. dollars at the average exchange rate for the tax year in which the transactions are conducted.
(Definition of translate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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