Definition of Translate

1. Verb. Restate (words) from one language into another language. "He translates for the U.N."

Exact synonyms: Interpret, Render
Generic synonyms: Ingeminate, Iterate, Reiterate, Repeat, Restate, Retell
Specialized synonyms: Retranslate, Mistranslate, Gloss, Latinize
Derivative terms: Interpreter, Interpreter, Translation, Translator, Translator

2. Verb. Change from one form or medium into another. "Braque translated collage into oil"
Exact synonyms: Transform
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Metricise, Metricize, Diagonalise, Diagonalize
Derivative terms: Translation

3. Verb. Make sense of a language. "Can you read Greek?"
Exact synonyms: Interpret, Read, Understand
Generic synonyms: Understand
Derivative terms: Understandable

4. Verb. Bring to a certain spiritual state.

5. Verb. Change the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation.
Category relationships: Geometry
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Derivative terms: Translation

6. Verb. Be equivalent in effect. "The growth in income translates into greater purchasing power"
Generic synonyms: Be, Equal

7. Verb. Be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way. "Tolstoy's novels translate well into English"
Related verbs: Interpret, Render
Generic synonyms: Be
Derivative terms: Translation

8. Verb. Subject to movement in which every part of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point on the body.
Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Derivative terms: Translation

9. Verb. Express, as in simple and less technical language. "Is there a need to translate the psychiatrist's remarks?"
Generic synonyms: Paraphrase, Rephrase, Reword

10. Verb. Determine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA.
Category relationships: Genetic Science, Genetics
Generic synonyms: Ascertain, Determine, Find, Find Out
Derivative terms: Translation

Definition of Translate

1. v. t. To bear, carry, or remove, from one place to another; to transfer; as, to translate a tree.

2. v. i. To make a translation; to be engaged in translation.

Definition of Translate

1. Verb. (transitive) To change text (of a book, document, Web site, movie, anime, video game etc.) from one language to another. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To have a translation into another language. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To change from one form or medium to another. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To change from one form to another. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive physics) To subject (a body) to translation, i.e., to move a body on a linear path with no rotation. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive archaic) To move or carry from one place or position to another; to transfer. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive Christianity) To remove to heaven without a natural death. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive Christianity) To remove, as a bishop, from one see to another. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To cause to lose senses or recollection; to entrance. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive music) To rearrange a song from music genre to another. ¹

11. Noun. (analysis) (context: in Euclidean spaces) A set of points obtained ''by'' adding a ''given'' fixed vector to each point ''of'' a ''given'' set. ¹

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Medical Definition of Translate

1. 1. To bear, carry, or remove, from one place to another; to transfer; as, to translate a tree. "In the chapel of St. Catharine of Sienna, they show her head- the rest of her body being translated to Rome." (Evelyn) 2. To change to another condition, position, place, or office; to transfer; hence, to remove as by death. 3. To remove to heaven without a natural death. "By faith Enoch was translated, that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translatedhim." (Heb. Xi. 5) 4. To remove, as a bishop, from one see to another. "Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, when the king would have translated him from that poor bishopric to a better, . . . Refused." 5. To render into another language; to express the sense of in the words of another language; to interpret; hence, to explain or recapitulate in other words. "Translating into his own clear, pure, and flowing language, what he found in books well known to the world, but too bulky or too dry for boys and girls." (Macaulay) 6. To change into another form; to transform. "Happy is your grace, That can translatethe stubbornness of fortune Into so quiet and so sweet a style." (Shak) 7. To cause to remove from one part of the body to another; as, to translate a disease. 8. To cause to lose senses or recollection; to entrance. Origin: f. Translatus, used as p. P. Of transferre to transfer, but from a different root. See Trans-, and Tolerate, and cf. Translation. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Translate

transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt
translate (current term)
translating dictionaries
translating dictionary
translating program
translation dictionaries
translation dictionary
translation studies
translational bioinformatics

Literary usage of Translate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Notes, Explanatory and Practical, on the Gospels: Designed for Sunday School by Albert Barnes (1863)
"Different learned men undertook to translate different parts of the Bib?e, ... Ten were to meet at Westminster, and to translate from Genesis to the end of ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1900)
"About 1850 Susanna told Mrs. Gaskell that she would like to translate the life of Nie- buhr. Mrs. Gaskell mentioned this to Bun- sen, who encouraged the ..."

3. Journal of Education by Nova Scotia Dept. of Education (1908)
"Parse and give principal parts of avals; write down the future tense. translate: You are right. I want some books. 3. translate: Les oeufs de ..."

4. Annual Report by Cincinnati (Ohio), Board of Education, Cincinnati Public Schools, Cincinnati (Ohio). Board of Education (1876)
""Write and translate the Latin words from which the following English words are derived: ... translate : Do you know the names of the gods of the heathens ? ..."

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