interpreted; interpreting; interprets
Essential Meaning of interpret
1 : to explain the meaning of (something) interpret a dream We need someone to interpret these results for us. How should we interpret the law/rules/decision?
2 : to understand (something) in a specified way I interpreted his behavior to mean that he disliked me.
3 : to perform (something, such as a song or a role) in a way that shows your own thoughts and feelings about it Every actor interprets the role of Hamlet a little differently.
Full Definition of interpret
1 : to explain or tell the meaning of : present in understandable terms interpret dreams needed help interpreting the results
2 : to conceive in the light of individual belief, judgment, or circumstance : construe interpret a contract
3 : to represent by means of art : bring to realization by performance or direction interprets a role
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