reinterpret

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verb re·in·ter·pret \ˌrē-ən-ˈtər-prət, -pət\

Definition of reinterpret

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to interpret again; specifically :  to give a new or different interpretation to

reinterpretation

play \-ˌtər-prə-ˈtā-shən, -pə-\ noun

Examples of reinterpret in a Sentence

  1. New information may force us to reinterpret the evidence.

  2. The director wants to reinterpret the old play for a modern audience.

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First Known Use of reinterpret

1611


REINTERPRET Defined for English Language Learners

reinterpret

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Definition of reinterpret for English Language Learners

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


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