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Definitions of translate:
  • verb:   physics: subject to movement in which every part of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point on the body
  • verb:   be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way
    Example: "Poetry often does not translate"
  • verb:   be equivalent in effect
    Example: "The growth in income translates into greater purchasing power"
  • verb:   change from one form or medium into another
    Example: "Braque translated collage into oil"
  • verb:   change the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation
  • verb:   genetics: determine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA
  • verb:   restate (words) from one language into another language
    Example: "I have to translate when my in-laws from Austria visit the U.S."
  • verb:   express, as in simple and less technical langauge
    Example: "Can you translate the instructions in this manual for a layman?"
  • verb:   bring to a certain spiritual state
  • verb:   make sense of a language

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See translate used in context: 18 poetry verses, 9 Shakespeare works, 1 Bible passage, 6 definitions

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