- (UK) IPA: /ɪnˈtɜːpɹɪt/, SAMPA: /In"t3:prIt/
- (US) IPA: /ɪnˈtɝpɹɪt/, SAMPA: /In"t3`prIt/
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- (transitive) If you interpret something, you understand a particular meaning in it, and may explain that meaning to others.
- Children's behaviour can often be difficult to interpret.
- The findings of this study should be interpreted with caution because of its small size.
- Jackson observed the same events but interpreted them differently.
- We must understand the language of dreams before we can begin to interpret their meanings.
- Teaching students about simple statistics will help them to interpret the data.
- Students with reading problems have difficulty reading words, and therefore cannot interpret the text.
- The court should interpret the law rather than making it up.
- (transitive & intransitive) If you interpret, you translate in real time as people are talking.
- In the hospital, I interpreted for the American doctor and the nurses who didn't speak Spanish.