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trans·late

 (trăns′lāt′, trănz′-, trăns-lāt′, trănz-)
v. trans·lat·ed, trans·lat·ing, trans·lates
v.tr.
1. To render in another language: translated the Korean novel into German.
2. To express in different, often simpler words: translated the technical jargon into ordinary language.
3.
a. To change from one form, function, or state to another; convert or transform: translate ideas into reality.
b. To express in another medium: translated the short story into a movie.
4. To transfer from one place or condition to another: "His remains were translated to San Juan de Puerto Rico where they still rest" (Samuel Eliot Morison).
5. To forward or retransmit (a telegraphic message).
6.
a. Ecclesiastical To transfer (a bishop) to another see.
b. To convey to heaven without death.
7. Physics To subject (a body) to translation.
8. Biology To subject (messenger RNA) to translation.
v.intr.
1.
a. To make a translation.
b. To work as a translator.
2. To admit of translation: His poetry translates well.
3. To be changed or transformed in effect. Often used with into or to: "Today's low inflation and steady growth in household income translate into more purchasing power" (Thomas G. Exter).

[Middle English translaten, from Old French translater, from Latin trānslātus, past participle of trānsferre, to transfer : trāns-, trans- + lātus, brought; see telə- in Indo-European roots.]

trans·lat′a·bil′i·ty n.
trans·lat′a·ble adj.

translate

(trænsˈleɪt; trænz-)
vb
1. to express or be capable of being expressed in another language or dialect: he translated Shakespeare into Afrikaans; his books translate well.
2. (intr) to act as translator
3. (tr) to express or explain in simple or less technical language
4. (tr) to interpret or infer the significance of (gestures, symbols, etc)
5. (tr) to transform or convert: to translate hope into reality.
6. (Biochemistry) (tr; usually passive) biochem to transform the molecular structure of (messenger RNA) into a polypeptide chain by means of the information stored in the genetic code. See also transcribe7
7. to move or carry from one place or position to another
8. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (tr)
a. to transfer (a cleric) from one ecclesiastical office to another
b. to transfer (a see) from one place to another
9. (Roman Catholic Church) (tr) RC Church to transfer (the body or the relics of a saint) from one resting place to another
10. (Theology) (tr) theol to transfer (a person) from one place or plane of existence to another, as from earth to heaven
11. (General Physics) maths physics to move (a figure or body) laterally, without rotation, dilation, or angular displacement
12. (Aeronautics) (intr) (of an aircraft, missile, etc) to fly or move from one position to another
13. (tr) archaic to bring to a state of spiritual or emotional ecstasy
[C13: from Latin translātus transferred, carried over, from transferre to transfer]
transˈlatable adj
ˌtranslataˈbility n

trans•late

(trænsˈleɪt, trænz-, ˈtræns leɪt, ˈtrænz-)

v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing. v.t.
1. to turn from one language into another or from a foreign language into one's own.
2. to change the form, condition, or nature of; convert: to translate thought into action.
3. to explain in terms that can be more easily understood; interpret.
4. to bear, carry, or move from one place or position to another; transfer.
5. to cause (a body) to move without rotation or angular displacement.
6. to retransmit or forward (a telegraphic message), as by a relay.
7. to move (a bishop) from one see to another.
8. to convey or remove to heaven without natural death.
9. to exalt in spiritual or emotional ecstasy.
10. to cause to undergo genetic translation.
v.i.
11. to provide or make a translation; act as translator.
12. to admit of translation.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Latin trānslātus, past participle of trānsferre to transfer]
trans•la′tor, n.

translate

- Early on, it meant "transfer."
See also related terms for transfer.

translate

If you translate something that has been said or written, you say or write it in a different language.

These jokes would be far too difficult to translate.

You say that someone translates something from one language into another.

An interpreter was going to translate his words into English.
My books have been translated into many languages.

translate


Past participle: translated
Gerund: translating

Imperative
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translate
Present
I translate
you translate
he/she/it translates
we translate
you translate
they translate
Preterite
I translated
you translated
he/she/it translated
we translated
you translated
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Present Continuous
I am translating
you are translating
he/she/it is translating
we are translating
you are translating
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Present Perfect
I have translated
you have translated
he/she/it has translated
we have translated
you have translated
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Past Continuous
I was translating
you were translating
he/she/it was translating
we were translating
you were translating
they were translating
Past Perfect
I had translated
you had translated
he/she/it had translated
we had translated
you had translated
they had translated
Future
I will translate
you will translate
he/she/it will translate
we will translate
you will translate
they will translate
Future Perfect
I will have translated
you will have translated
he/she/it will have translated
we will have translated
you will have translated
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Future Continuous
I will be translating
you will be translating
he/she/it will be translating
we will be translating
you will be translating
they will be translating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been translating
you have been translating
he/she/it has been translating
we have been translating
you have been translating
they have been translating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been translating
you will have been translating
he/she/it will have been translating
we will have been translating
you will have been translating
they will have been translating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been translating
you had been translating
he/she/it had been translating
we had been translating
you had been translating
they had been translating
Conditional
I would translate
you would translate
he/she/it would translate
we would translate
you would translate
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Past Conditional
I would have translated
you would have translated
he/she/it would have translated
we would have translated
you would have translated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.translate - restate (words) from one language into another languagetranslate - restate (words) from one language into another language; "I have to translate when my in-laws from Austria visit the U.S."; "Can you interpret the speech of the visiting dignitaries?"; "She rendered the French poem into English"; "He translates for the U.N."
ingeminate, iterate, reiterate, repeat, restate, retell - to say, state, or perform again; "She kept reiterating her request"
retranslate - translate again
mistranslate - translate incorrectly
gloss - provide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase
Latinize - translate into Latin
translate - be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way; "poetry often does not translate"; "Tolstoy's novels translate well into English"
2.translate - change from one form or medium into anothertranslate - change from one form or medium into another; "Braque translated collage into oil"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
metricise, metricize - express in the metric system
diagonalise, diagonalize - transform a matrix to a diagonal matrix
3.translate - make sense of a languagetranslate - make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?"
understand - know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means"
4.translate - bring to a certain spiritual state
channel, channelise, channelize, transmit, transport, transfer - send from one person or place to another; "transmit a message"
5.translate - change the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation
geometry - the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
6.translate - be equivalent in effect; "the growth in income translates into greater purchasing power"
equal, be - be identical or equivalent to; "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!"
7.translate - be translatable, or be translatable in a certain waytranslate - be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way; "poetry often does not translate"; "Tolstoy's novels translate well into English"
translate, interpret, render - restate (words) from one language into another language; "I have to translate when my in-laws from Austria visit the U.S."; "Can you interpret the speech of the visiting dignitaries?"; "She rendered the French poem into English"; "He translates for the U.N."
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
8.translate - subject to movement in which every part of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point on the body
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
9.translate - express, as in simple and less technical language; "Can you translate the instructions in this manual for a layman?"; "Is there a need to translate the psychiatrist's remarks?"
paraphrase, rephrase, reword - express the same message in different words
10.translate - determine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
ascertain, determine, find out, find - establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study; "find the product of two numbers"; "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"

translate

verb
1. render, put, change, convert, interpret, decode, transcribe, construe, paraphrase, decipher, transliterate Only a small number of his books have been translated into English.
2. put in plain English, explain, make clear, clarify, spell out, simplify, gloss, unravel, decode, paraphrase, decipher, elucidate, rephrase, reword, state in layman's language Translating IT jargon is the key to the IT director's role.
3. convert, change, turn, transform, alter, render, metamorphose, transmute, transfigure Your decision must be translated into specific actions.
4. transfer, move, send, relocate, carry, remove, transport, shift, convey, transplant, transpose The local-government minister was translated to Wales.

translate

verb
1. To express in another language, while systematically retaining the original sense:
2. To express the meaning of in other, especially simpler, words:
3. To change into a different form, substance, or state:
Translations
يُتَرْجِميُتَرْجِمُ
превеждам
přeložit
oversætte
tõlkima
kääntääsiirtää
prevesti
fordítlefordít
terjemah
òÿîaþýða
訳す
번역하다
traducere
pārtulkottulkot
prevesti
översätta
แปล
çevirmektercemetercümetercüme etmek
dịch

translate

[trænzˈleɪt]
A. VT
1. (Ling) → traducir (from, into de a) translate this text into Spanishtraduzca este texto al español
how do you translate "posh"?¿cómo se traduce "posh"?
2. (= convert) to translate centigrade into Fahrenheitconvertir grados centígrados en Fahrenheit
to translate words into deedsconvertir palabras en acción
3. (= transfer) (esp Rel) → trasladar (from, to de a)
B. VI [person] → traducir; [word, expression] → traducirse
poetry does not translate easilyla poesía no es fácil de traducir

translate

[trænsˈleɪt] vt
[+ writing, speech] → traduire
to translate sth into English → traduire qch en anglais
to translate a book from English into French → traduire un livre de l'anglais vers le français
(= convert) to translate sth into action → traduire qch en actes

translate

vt
(lit) text, novelübersetzen; to translate a text from German (in)to Englisheinen Text aus dem Deutschen ins Englische übersetzen; it is translated as …es wird mit … übersetzt
(fig)übertragen; to translate feelings into actionGefühle in die Tat umsetzen; to translate a novel into a filmaus einem Roman einen Film machen; could you translate that into cash terms?lässt sich das geldmäßig ausdrücken?
(Eccl) bishopin eine andere Diözese berufen; (Rel, to heaven) → aufnehmen
(rare, = transfer) → übertragen; personversetzen
vi
(lit)übersetzen; it translates well (into English)es lässt sich gut (ins Englische) übersetzen or übertragen
(fig)übertragbar sein; the novel didn’t translate easily into screen termses war nicht einfach, aus dem Roman einen Film zu machen; how does that translate into cash?was kommt geldmäßig dabei heraus?

translate

[trænzˈleɪt]
1. vt to translate (from/into)tradurre (da/in)
it is translated as → si traduce con
2. vitradurre
it won't translate → è intraducibile

translate

(trӕnsˈleit) verb
to put (something said or written) into another language. He translated the book from French into English.
transˈlation noun
1. the act of translating. The translation of poetry is difficult.
2. a version of a book, something said etc, in another language. He gave me an Italian translation of the Bible.
transˈlator noun
a person who translates.

translate

يُتَرْجِمُ přeložit oversætte übersetzen μεταφράζω traducir kääntää traduire prevesti tradurre 訳す 번역하다 vertalen oversette przetłumaczyć traduzir переводить översätta แปล tercüme etmek dịch 翻译

translate

vt. traducir, interpretar, informar el significado de un término o de una información.

translate

vt traducir
References in classic literature ?
It was very sweet, and I'm much obliged to whoever translated it for me.
I tell them to pull hard and that at the end of the day's journey they will have much rest and refreshment," he translated to Professor Bumper and the others.
Tis the six-and-twentieth edition, promulgated at Boston, Anno Domini 1744; and is entitled, 'The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New Testaments; faithfully translated into English Metre, for the Use, Edification, and Comfort of the Saints, in Public and Private, especially in New England'.
And have they ever translated this precious dirt into actual coin?
Still, there will be a connection with the long past--a reference to forgotten events and personages, and to manners, feelings, and opinions, almost or wholly obsolete --which, if adequately translated to the reader, would serve to illustrate how much of old material goes to make up the freshest novelty of human life.
And in this chapter it was, headed Smeer, or Fat, that I found a long detailed list of the outfits for the larders and cellars of 180 sail of Dutch whalemen; from which list, as translated by Dr.
Jurgis was vexed when the cynical Jokubas translated these signs with sarcastic comments, offering to take them to the secret rooms where the spoiled meats went to be doctored.
This title, translated into modern speech, would be THE BOSS.
Everything considered - being translated - means holidays.
Noel Vanstone's next of kin; which means, translated into plain English, my husband, and his poor bedridden sister -- who took the money formally, one day, to satisfy the lawyer, and who gave it back again generously, the next, to satisfy herself.
Accordingly, these little birds hopped out with great dignity; leaving me to receive the congratulations of Traddles, and to feel as if I were translated to regions of exquisite happiness.
Then Retief drew the paper from a leather pouch, which set out the boundaries of the grant of land, and it was translated to the king by an interpreter.