Middle English , from interpreten Old French , ( enterpreter French ), from interpréter Latin interpretor ( “ to explain, expound, interpret ” ), past participle , from interpretatus interpres ( “ an agent, broker, explainer, interpreter, negotiator ” ), from inter ( “ between ” ) + , probably the root of -pres pretium ( “ price ” ); is probably connected with -pres Ancient Greek φράζειν ( phrázein, “ to point out, show, explain, declare, speak ” ), from which φραδή ( phradḗ, “ understanding ” ), φράσις ( phrásis, “ speech ” ); see phrase.
interpret ( third-person singular simple present , interprets present participle , interpreting simple past and past participle ) interpreted
explain or tell the meaning of; to translate orally into intelligible or familiar language or terms. applied especially to language, but also to dreams, signs, conduct, mysteries, etc.
to interpret an Indian speech The Holy Bible,
Matthew i. 23.
Emmanuel, which being
interpreted is, God with us. The Holy Bible,
Genesis xli. 8.
And Pharaoh told them his dreams; but there was none that could
interpret them unto Pharaoh.
2013 July 26, Leo Hickman, “ How algorithms rule the world”, in , volume 189, number 7, page 26: The Guardian Weekly
The use of algorithms in policing is one example of their increasing influence on our lives. [… ] who, if anyone, is policing their use[?] Such concerns were sharpened further by the continuing revelations about how the US National Security Agency (NSA) has been using algorithms to help it interpret the colossal amounts of data it has collected from its covert dragnet of international telecommunications. To apprehend and represent by means of art; to
show by illustrative representation
The actor interpreted the character of Hamlet with great skill.
The way the musician interpreted a sonata was quite special.
an artist interprets a landscape
( intransitive ) To act as an interpreter.
He interpreted at the meeting between the Chinese and French associates.
Related terms Edit
to explain or tell the meaning of
to apprehend and represent by means of art
References Edit Lower Sorbian Edit