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Etymology

From French interpréter, [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] interpretari, past participle interpretatus, from interpre interpreter, agent, negotiator; inter between + (probably) the root of pretium price.

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Verb

Infinitive
to interpret

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
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to interpret (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To explain or tell the meaning of; to expound; to translate orally into intelligible or familiar language or terms; to decipher; to define; -- applied esp. to language, but also to dreams, signs, conduct, mysteries, etc.; as, to interpret the Hebrew language to an Englishman; to interpret an Indian speech.
    "Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us." Matt. i. 23.
    "And Pharaoh told them his dreams; but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh." Gen. xli. 8.
  2. To apprehend and represent by means of art; to show by illustrative representation; as, an actor interprets the character of Hamlet; a musician interprets a sonata; an artist interprets a landscape.
  3. (intransitive) To act as an interpreter.

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Czech

Noun

interpret m.

  1. interpreter (programming)

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