verb \ˌrē-ən-ˈtər-prət, -pət\

: to understand and explain or show (something) in a new or different way

Full Definition of REINTERPRET

transitive verb
:  to interpret again; specifically :  to give a new or different interpretation to
re·in·ter·pre·ta·tion \-ˌtər-prə-ˈtā-shən, -pə-\ noun


  1. New information may force us to reinterpret the evidence.
  2. The director wants to reinterpret the old play for a modern audience.

First Known Use of REINTERPRET

circa 1611


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