translate

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
translate

Third-person singular
translates

Past tense
translated

Past participle
translated

Present participle
translating

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you translate something from one language to another, you change the words and sentences into the other language.
    It's not enough to translate word for word.
    The book has sold over 20 million copies and been translated into over 60 languages.
  2. (transitive & intransitive) If x translates into y, x causes or leads to y.
    For a golfer, if you're not calm, that can translate into a bad shot.
  3. (transitive & intransitive) If something translates, it applies or can be used in a new way or situation.
    His experience as a police offices doesn't translate well to running a company.