[ UK /tɹænslˈe‍ɪt/ ]
[ US /tɹænˈsɫeɪt, tɹænzˈɫeɪt/ ]
VERB
  1. subject to movement in which every part of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point on the body
  2. restate (words) from one language into another language
    Can you interpret the speech of the visiting dignitaries?
    She rendered the French poem into English
    He translates for the U.N.
    I have to translate when my in-laws from Austria visit the U.S.
  3. make sense of a language
    Can you read Greek?
    She understands French
  4. be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way
    poetry often does not translate
    Tolstoy's novels translate well into English
  5. bring to a certain spiritual state
  6. be equivalent in effect
    the growth in income translates into greater purchasing power
  7. change the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation
  8. determine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA
  9. express, as in simple and less technical language
    Can you translate the instructions in this manual for a layman?
    Is there a need to translate the psychiatrist's remarks?
  10. change from one form or medium into another
    Braque translated collage into oil
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  • Soldado literally translates as 'soldier'. The Sun
  • But after three consecutive nights of camping out I'd had enough, especially since the last had been spent near Verdun in Le Foret du Mort Homme, which translates as Dead Man's Forest.
  • The undulating holloway, which has itself sunk through the steady erosion of cartwheels and hooves up to fifteen feet beneath the hillside, translates you from the present into an earlier era when John Nash carved out his woodcuts in English boxwood at the kitchen table under a single lamp-bulb and cultivated the half-wild garden. Wildwood
  • As precise definitions of words do not translate well from one language to another, words connoting latria and dulia vary from one language to another.
  • High-level synthesis is also called behavioral synthesis, the main task of which is to translate the behavioral description of a digital system into the design of RTL (Register Transfer Level).
  • This vision will then have to be translated physically and aesthetically into a future Opel vehicle.
  • The sonnet's chief English importers were Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503 - 42) and Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1515 - 47), who had generally translated their Italian originals not only into English but into a different shape of sonnet.
  • Then the pleasant little surprises of all kinds that we imagined; and the pleasant looks that greet us when we condescend to accept them; the patience that can translate our most unwarrantable "crossness", because there has been some trifling difficulty in obtaining the half of a star or the corner of a moon which it had pleased us to require, into "such a good sign of being really better"; and then our appetite (which the gods know is at that season singularly keen), how is it not tempted with unutterable dainties and friande morsels, all sorts of amateur cookery in our behalf, where Love himself has not disdained to turn the spit, and look into the stewpan! and all served up so gracefully on the small tray, covered with its delicate white damask cloth, arraying with more than mortal charms the moulds of crystal jelly and pure-looking blanc mange! Zoe: The History of Two Lives
  • Loosely based on an old Montreal myth about a phantom ship and a shadowy captain (according to the poorly translated English press release), the maze is made up of five connected game zones.
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