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Definition of "translate" []

  • To render in another language. (verb-transitive)
  • To put into simpler terms; explain or interpret. (verb-transitive)
  • To express in different words; paraphrase. (verb-transitive)
  • To change from one form, function, or state to another; convert or transform: translate ideas into reality. (verb-transitive)
  • To express in another medium. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "translate" in a sentence
  • "In fact, actually, these were poems (the title translate to Six Poems) that she made into songs."
  • "Once in a Hebrew Bible class, I heard my teacher use a racial slur to translate a Hebrew word."
  • "I didn't realize that the phrase the OP wanted to translate is from a song."