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interpret

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of interpret

  1. 1 to make plain or understandable <a biblical passage that scholars haven't been able to interpret to everyone's satisfaction> Synonyms clarify, clear (up), construe, demonstrate, demystify, elucidate, explicate, expound, get across, illuminate, illustrate, explain, simplify, spell out, unriddleRelated Words decipher, decode; analyze, break down; disentangle, undo, unravel, unscramble, untangle; resolve, solve; define, specify; annotate, commentate, glossNear Antonyms befog, cloud; confound, confuse, obfuscateAntonyms obscure

  2. 2 to present a portrayal or performance of <interpreted the role of Fletcher Christian in a challengingly new way> Synonyms do, impersonate, act, perform, play, portrayRelated Words depict, dramatize, render, represent; act out, enact, pantomime, playact, role-play, take on; overact, overplay, underplay; ape, clown, ham, imitate, masquerade, mime, mimic, pose (as); star (in); coact, costar



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