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)