Translate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |trænsˈleɪt|  American pronunciation of the word translate
Brit.  |trænsˈleɪt|  British pronunciation of the word translate
- restate (words) from one language into another language (syn: interpret, render)
- change from one form or medium into another (syn: transform)
- make sense of a language (syn: interpret, read, understand)
- bring to a certain spiritual state
- change the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation
- be equivalent in effect
- be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way
- subject to movement in which every part of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point on the body
- express, as in simple and less technical language
- determine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA


My client speaks only Spanish. Will you translate for me?

The French word “bonjour” translates as “hello” in English.

We need someone who can translate Japanese into English.

We have translated the report.

The book has been translated into 37 languages.

Can you translate this technical jargon?

Seventy million Americans—that translates into one American out of every four—are under the age of 24.

This poem has been translated from Old English.

Please translate this passage into good English.

The priest has been translated from his old church to this area.

Translate the text from Italian into English.

Poetry doesn't usually translate well.

Dagda, an ancient Irish deity, literally translates as 'the good god'.

A small increase in local spending will translate into a big rise in property tax.

These rates translate into a return of 8.5% for dollar investors.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: translate
he/she/it: translates
present participle: translating
past tense: translated
past participle: translated
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