retranslate

verb
re·​trans·​late | \ ˌrē-tran(t)s-ˈlāt How to pronounce retranslate (audio) , -tranz- \
retranslated; retranslating; retranslates

Definition of retranslate

transitive verb

: to translate (a translation) into another language also : to give a new form to

intransitive verb

: to retranslate something

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Other Words from retranslate

retranslation \ ˌrē-​tran(t)s-​ˈlā-​shən How to pronounce retranslation (audio) , -​tranz-​ \ noun

Examples of retranslate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The expert retranslated a primary record of the Grayback’s sinking and found that the longitude differed from a record created in 1946. Fox News, "WWII US submarine wreck discovered 75 years after it sank," 11 Nov. 2019 Errors are a danger, especially when words are retranslated from English into other languages. New York Times, "As BTS’s Reach Expands, an Army of Dedicated K-Pop Translators Grows," 4 July 2019 Errors are a danger, especially when words are retranslated from English into other languages. New York Times, "As BTS’s Reach Expands, an Army of Dedicated K-Pop Translators Grows," 4 July 2019 Knopf has taken the trouble of having some of the other books retranslated into English for their rerelease. Janet Maslin, New York Times, "A Monster in the Mold of Hannibal Lecter Haunts ‘The Sandman’," 4 Mar. 2018 This question made me rethink — and retranslate — the Korean greeting, and realize how hasehyo could be taken as a more forceful verb, insinuating a command. Nami Mun, New York Times, "The Author of ‘The Vegetarian’ Takes On Korea’s Violent Past," 10 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of retranslate

1750, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Retranslate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retranslate. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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