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verb American English pronunciation: interpret /ɪnˈtɜrprət/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyinterpret
he/she/itinterprets
present participleinterpreting
past tenseinterpreted
past participleinterpreted
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to translate what someone is saying in one language into another language so that someone else can understand it

    I speak Spanish. Would you like me to interpret for you?

  2. 2
    [transitive] to understand an action, situation, etc. in a particular way

    This move can be interpreted in two ways.

    interpret something as something:

    Political apathy can be interpreted as a sign of satisfaction with the current government.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to explain the meaning of something

    We'll need some help to interpret all this data.

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