Meaning of “translate” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ I, T ] us uk /trænzˈleɪt/

B1 to change written or spoken words from one language to another:

We were asked to translate a list of sentences.
The book has now been translated from / Spanish into more than ten languages.
CAUSE formal

If an idea or plan translates into an action, it makes it happen:

So how does this theory translate into practical policy?

(Definition of “translate” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)